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Emerging Research Fronts
December 2005
  Read comments by:

J. Am้, C. Spenlehauer, & G. de Murcia;
Mol. Bio. & Gen.

Guy Caniaux;

Gennian Ge;

Gilles Horowitz;
Mat. Sci.

Sanjeev Krishna;
Pha. & Tox.

Eric Lagally;

Patrice Nordmann;

Richard A. Peterson and Narasimhan Anand;
Eco. & Bus.

Alan Zaslavsky;
Soc. Sci.

Fast Moving Fronts
November 2005
  Read comments by: 

Bart Barlogie, MD, PhD ;
Cli. Med.

Lawrence D. Brown;
Eco. & Bus.

Augustine M. K. Choi;

Laurent Gosse;
Com. Sci.

Mark G. Lawrence;

Marek Skowronski;
Mat. Sci.


Highest-Impact Journals
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with corresponding graphs specifying each journal's publication and citation performance over the decade, showing each journal's individual rank on three separate measures in five-year intervals with graphs and a text table of the graph data.

he ESI Special Topics Web site is designed to complement ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product 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 ISI Essential Science Indicators rankings and the methodology used to assemble the data from the ISI 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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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 - December 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Paulo S.L.M. Barreto;
Computer Science
Jos้ G.B. Derraik and Charles H. Calisher;
Social Sciences, general
Michael Granvogl, Peter Schieberle, and Peter Koehler;
Agricultural Sciences
Clement de Boyer Montegut;
Tannishtha Reya;
Alexander B. Tsybakov;
T. Bedirhan Ustun, and Ronald C. Kessler;
Zhixin Xie & Jim Carrington;
Biology & Biochemistry
Shuqun Zhang;
Plant & Animal Science

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

New Hot Papers - November 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Adam Aron;
Robert J. Cousins and Juan P. Liuzzi;
Agricultural Sciences
Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes;
Yuval Dor;
Clinical Medicine
Curtis C. Harris, S. Perwez Hussain, and Lorne J. Hofseth;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Teruyo Ito;
Ren้ Janssen;
Materials Science
Scott A. Mabury;
Sha Mi;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Steve Oliver;
Computer Science
Michael Strauss;
Space Science
Ulrich H. von Andrian;
Randall Wright;
Economics & Business

Archive of past comments for New Hot Papers.
Archive also contains listings of late entries received after publication. - Tracking Trends and Perfomance in Basic Research
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