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(Stent 1972 ; Wyatt 1975 ), resisted discoveries (Barher 1961 ), delayed recognition (Cole 1970 ), or sleeping beauties (Van Raan 2004 ; Glänzel and Garfield 2004 ; Burrell 2005 ; Braun et al. 2010 ; Egghe et al. 2011 ). We find four special

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, and bioscience have identified delayed recognition papers or conjuring ‘Sleeping Beauty’ from the fairy tale that go unnoticed (‘sleeps’) for a long time, and then, almost suddenly, attract a lot of attention (‘awakening’). The search for the classic

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A 'Sleeping Beauty in Science' is a publication that goes unnoticed ('sleeps') for a long time and then, almost suddenly, attracts a lot of attention ('is awakened by a prince'). We here report the -to our knowledge- first extensive measurement of the occurrence of Sleeping Beauties in the science literature. We derived from the measurements an 'awakening' probability function and identified the 'most extreme Sleeping Beauty so far'.

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Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Authors: Nándor Lipták, Orsolya Ivett Hoffmann, Gabriella Skoda, Elen Gócza, Andrea Kerekes, Zsuzsanna Bősze, and László Hiripi

. , Dalda , A. , Taylor , U. , Petersen , B. , Niemann , H. , Izsvak , Z. , Ivics , Z. and Kues , W. A. ( 2011 ): Germline transgenic pigs by Sleeping Beauty transposition in porcine zygotes and targeted integration in the pig genome . PLoS

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This study deals with a so far not too often analysed old Provençal short story, which is a particular version of Sleeping Beauty. After an analysis of biblical vocabulary background and a presentation of various hidden oppositions in the novas, the paper focuses on the meaning of the speaking names, on the miracles and on the duplicated persons. As the second young couple plays a crucial role in the plot, it is necessary to find its identity and comprehensive literary function. The study concludes affirming that the short story shows the decline of fin'amor by a charming mixture of Christian, antique and popular beliefs. Among the three, it is the third that prevails, as the magic herb seems strong enough to wake up the dead princess. Even though the fin'amors ideology is still present, it is not predominating any more and cannot resolve the greatest human tragedy.

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Which signals are important in gaining attention in science? For a group of 1,371 scientific articles published in 17 demography journals in the years 1990-1992 we track their influence and discern which signals are important in receiving citations. Three types of signals are examined: the author's reputation (as producer of the idea), the journal (as the broker of the idea), and the state of uncitedness (as an indication of the assessment by the scientific community of an idea). The empirical analysis points out that, first, the reputation of journals plays an overriding role in gaining attention in science. Second, in contrast to common wisdom, the state of uncitedness does not affect the future probability of being cited. And third, the reputation of a journal may help to get late recognition (so-called sleeping beauties) as well as generate 'flash-in-the-pans': immediately noted articles but apparently not very influential in the long run.

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Society and Economy
Authors: Frank Sandmann, Ralf Bender, Andreas Gerber-Grote, Noémi Hevér, and Orsolya Balogh

. - Mostardt, S. - Seidl, A. - Lhachimi, S. K. (forthcoming): Kosten-Nutzen-Bewertung zur Unterstützung der Entscheidungsfindung in Deutschland. Im Dornröschenschlaf? [Decision Making in Germany. Is the Health Economic Evaluation as a Supporting Tool a Sleeping

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; Moed et al. 1998 ; Aksnes 2003 ), paying special attention to related concepts such as “scientific prematurity” (Stent 1972 ; Glass 1974 ), “delayed recognition” (Garfield 1980 , 1989 ; Glänzel et al. 2003 ) or “Sleeping Beauties” (van Raan 2004

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related to citation (MacRoberts and MacRoberts 1989 ), delay effect (Egghe and Rousseau 2000a ; Yu et al. 2006 ), sleeping beauty or other endogenous effects (van Raan 2004 ; Simkin and Roychowdhury 2007 ) or uncited papers or highly cited papers

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