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Essential Science Indicators - Special Topics

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December 2006
The largest Research Fronts in each of the 22 major fields covered by Essential Science Indicators.

Emerging Research Fronts
December 2006
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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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Gene Silencing

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New interviews & features added in DECEMBER 2006:
Dr. David Ho
Dr. Eric Post
Global Warming
Dr. Bruce Russett
Armed Conflict
(with Podcast)
Prof. Kai Simons
Signal Transduction

Menu for ALL Interviews/Essays of Special Topics

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, Fast Moving Fronts, and Top Topics, 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 2006
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Karen Hsiao Ashe;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Mung Chiang;
Computer Science
Armando C๓rdova;
Marcello Delitala & Abdelghani Bellouquid;
Robert H. Dolin;
Social Sciences, general
Darin K. Fogg & Frederic Geissmann;
Hans Haecker;
Esther Lopez-Garcia;
Agricultural Sciences
Ralph L. Sacco;
Clinical Medicine

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

New Hot Papers - November 2006
Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Isaac Bentwich;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Aiguo Dai;
Valina Dawson;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Julio G๓mez;
Materials Science
Leo Lefran็ois & Amanda L Marzo ;
Sara C. Madeira & Arlindo L. Oliveira;
Computer Science
Daniel W. Pack;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Sason Shaik, Devesh Kumar, Samu๋l P. de Visser, Ahmet Altun, & Walter Thiel;
Hein T.C. van Stokkom, Antonius J.M. Smits, & Rob S.E.W. Leuven;

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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