Typically, articles in scholarly journals are cited once or twice by other academics, then forgotten.

The term has now, like 'Xerox' or 'Kleenex,' passed out of the realm of proper nouns dressed in capital letters and into the everyday language of the field. In their article in this issue of Annals of Surgery, Way et al. present a careful analysis of a particularly troubling and persistent class of surgical misadventure: common bile duct injury during cholecystectomy. The phrase “seeing is believing” is well known to us all.

In doing so, they become embroiled in these questions. ... For now, it is enough that these authors have shown that seeing is believing. Seeing is believing: how media mythbusting can actually make false beliefs stronger.

The mammal fossils recovered in Colorado tell a story that needs to be shared widely as scientists make the … Like the black hole image, seeing is believing.

Wells's 'system variables' article has been cited hundreds of times.

by Eryn Newman, Amy Dawel, Madeline Claire Jalbert and Norbert Schwarz, The Conversation It suggests skepticism; it implies that we will not accept the truth of something unless we can somehow see it.