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Emerging Research Fronts
April 2006
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P. Fenner-Crisp;
Pha. & Tox.



A. Lupia & J. Matsusaka
Soc. Sci., gen.

S. Rao & D. Turnshek;
Space Science

P. Wilson & L. Simar
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Fast Moving Fronts
March 2006
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T. Calandra;
Cli. Med.

A. Ekblad;
Pla. & Ani. Sci.

J. Huskens & D. Reinhoudt;
Mat. Sci.

A. Iwama & H. Nakauchi;

T. James;
Pha. & Tox.

P. Nordmann;

T. Wigley
; Geosciences


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he ESI Special Topics Web site is designed to complement Essential Science Indicators in providing citation analyses and commentary for selected scientific research areas that have experienced notable recent advances or are of special current interest. Each topic is prefaced with a description of its relation to the main Essential Science Indicators rankings and the methodology used to assemble the data from the Essential Science Indicators database. A new topic is added monthly. The data presented for each topic include citation rankings for scientists, institutions, nations, and journals. Most special topics also feature interviews and essays by prominent scientists in the area.

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New interviews & features added in APRIL 2006:
Dr. Jainendra K. Jain;
The Hall Effect
Dr. William J. Catalona;
Prostate Cancer

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ESI Special Topics also spotlights New Hot Papers, Fast Breaking Papers (both have some comments/mini-interviews and are updated bi-monthly), Emerging Research Fronts, and Fast Moving Fronts, all of which deal with current and emerging trends in specialized areas of research. Methodologies for the various entities and commentary on data interpretation are also included.

Fast Breaking Papers - April 2006
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Simonetta Balsamo, Antinisca Di Marco, Paola Inverardi, Marta Simeoni;
Computer Science
Mark S. Butler;
Plant & Animal Science
Mona Calvo & Susan Whiting;
Agricultural Sciences
Roberta DiMonte & Jan Kasper;
Materials Science
Leemor Joshua-Tor;
Biology & Biochemistry
Ronald C. Kessler;
Joshua Mendell;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Alexander Y. Rudensky;
Frances A. Shepherd;
Clinical Medicine
Xiang Zhang;

Archive of past comments for Fast Breaking Papers.
Archive also contains listings of late entries received after publication.

New Hot Papers - March 2006
Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Jürgen Bajorath;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Vladislav Blatov & Davide Proserpio;
Alan Cowman;
Bruce Hollis;
Agricultural Sciences
Taeghwan Hyeon;
Materials Science
J. Nicholas Laneman;
Computer Science
Benjamin Lindner, Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Alexander Neimanand, & Lutz Schimansky-Geir;
Kiyoshi Takeda & Shizuo Akira;
Costas Varotsos;
H. Erich Wichmann;
Social Sciences, general

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Archive also contains listings of late entries received after publication. - Tracking Trends and Perfomance in Basic Research
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