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Emerging Research Fronts
February 2006
  Read comments by:

Guy Caniaux;

Riccardo Casalini & C. Michael Roland;

Anna Dutton;
Agr. Sci,

Brendan J. Loftus;

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

Fast Moving Fronts
January 2006
  Read comments by: 

Frank Buchholz;

Raymond J. Deshaies;
Bio. & Bio.

Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes

James D. Fearon
Soc. Sci., gen.

John Geddes;

Yi Guan;

Ramón Martínez-Máñez;
Mat. Sci.

Roger Nicoll;
Neu. & Beh.

Susumu Noda;

John D. Towers;
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Highest-Impact Journals
(All Fields),
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 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 FEBRUARY 2006:
Dr. Masakatsu Shibasaki;
Asymmetric Catalysis
Dr. Donald L. Morton;

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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 - February 2006
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Vladislav A. Blatov & Davide M. Proserpio;
Etienne Duguet;
Materials Science
Jane Dyson & Peter E. Wright;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Richard A. Jensen and Marie C. Thursby;
Economics & Business
James N. Kew;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
William L. Klein;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Ralph G. Nuzzo ;
Margaret Pericak-Vance;
Ben Scheres;
Plant & Animal Science
Uros Seljak;
Volker Springel, Tiziana Di Matteo, & Lars Hernquist;
Space Science
Tadatsugu Taniguchi;

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

New Hot Papers - January 2006
Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Jinde Cao and Jinling Liang;
Robert C. Edgar;
Computer Science
Bridget F. Grant;
A. Stephen K. Hashmi;
Materials Science
Anke Hoeffler & Paul Collier;
Economics & Business
Taro Kawai and Shizuo Akira;
Christopher A. Lipinski & Andrew L. Hopkins;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Richard A. Peterson and Narasimhan Anand;
Social Sciences, general
Roland Stocker;
Biology & Biochemistry
Thomas C. Südhof;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Taku Tsuchiya & Renata Wentzcovitch
Guoyao Wu;
Agricultural Sciences
Hisashi Yamamoto;

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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