How to deal with multiple rediscoveries of the same result in a survey paper? The authors are seemingly unaware of each other. The first discovery is more than a decade old, yet people keep reproducing it. Do I only mention the first discovery, or do I also list subsequent ones? I do not want to cross anyone. The survey is part of an effort to build connections within the community.

1 Answer 1


As you said, the goal of a survey paper is to make people aware of what other groups / communities are doing and bringing them together. It would be useful to present the full history of discovery and following re-discoveries, development, alternative approaches, etc.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .