In a commentary published in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, authors Clare Fiala and Eleftherios argue that it is time to abandon the Nobel Prize in favor of alternative recognitions which encompass the collaborative nature of modern science.

The authors maintain that the Nobel Prize is not a major influential factor in scientific progress because Nobel laureates are recognized for work done 10, 20 or even 30 years ago, when the impact of their research was unknown. Consequently, the work would have been done anyway.

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