From time to time a paper is submitted that has (at least) one of the following characteristics :

  • extreme length
  • technical tour de force
  • obfuscated/confusing wording

What are examples in your area where it took a mammoth effort from the anonymous referee to get the paper eventually accepted, and were said paper became an important milestone ?

Was that benevolent work later recognized in a somewhat non-anonymous fashion ?

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