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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The 100th Blue Obelisk 2006 paper citation

Two and a half months after the CDK milestone, the Blue Obelisk paper also reached 100 citations. Here the lucky paper is Design, Synthesis, and Preclinical Evaluation of New 5,6- (or 6,7-) Disubstituted-2-(fluorophenyl)quinolin-4-one Derivatives as Potent Antitumor Agents by Chou et al (doi:10.1021/jm100780c). The Blue Obelisk paper (doi:10.1021/ci050400b) is cited because the authors used OpenBabel. About half of the 100 citations is because OpenBabel was used, whereas OpenBabel is only mentioned as one of the Blue Obelisk-associated unprojects in the Blue Obelisk paper.

I am not sure how this habit started, but with citation practices, it is unlikely to go away. But who am I to complain....