Scientometrics

, Volume 81, Issue 2, pp 549–565 | Cite as

Rejecting and resisting Nobel class discoveries: accounts by Nobel Laureates

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I review and discuss instances in which 19 future Nobel Laureates encountered resistance on the part of the scientific community towards their discoveries, and instances in which 24 future Nobel Laureates encountered resistance on the part of scientific journal editors or referees to manuscripts that dealt with discoveries that later would earn them the Nobel Prize.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de AlcaláAlcalá de Henares, MadridSpain

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