Articles describing advances or updates in experimental methodology have long been thought to attract higher numbers of citations than other research contributions, but recent research has failed to confirm this. Nevertheless, the 10 most cited journal articles in molecular life sciences solely comprised papers reporting some of the most important methodological advances of the last 40 years.
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"Methodological advances attract top cites,"
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