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Fast Moving Fronts
January 2005
  Read comments by: 

Marie-Paule Pileni;
Mat. Sci.

Dr. Matthew Colless
Spa. Sci.

Neville Kallenbach;
Bio. & Bio.

Michael H. Malim;

Stefan Bauer;

Michele Maltoni;
•>Research Front Map from HIV-1 VIF PROTEIN on "Microbiology".

Emerging Research Fronts
December 2004
  Read comments by:

Raymond J. Gorte;
Mat. Sci.

Junghoon Lee;
Com. Sci.

Yvonne T. van der Schouw;
Agr. Sci.

Hans-Peter Kohler;
Eco. & Bus.

Peter Geigenberger;
Pla. & Ani. Sci.

George D. Jackson;
Env. & Eco.
•>Research Front Map from Plant & Animal Science on Sugar-Signalling Pathways.

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.
New Hot Papers - January 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
W.M.P. van der Aalst;
Marti J. Anderson;
Stefan Bauer;
Casey Bergman;
Computer Science
Charles L. Bowden;
C. Robin Buell;
Sean Carroll, Mark Hoffman, and Mark Trodden;
Nicol๒ D'Amico;
Space Science
Leemor Joshua-Tor;
Biology & Biochemistry
Juliane Kleiner;
Agricultural Sciences
John C. Lindon;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Cefe Lopez;
Material Sciences
Greg Martin, Adam J. Bogdanove, and Guido Sessa;
Plant & Animal Science
Marc Pfeffer;
Clinical Medicine
Andrew Singleton;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Robert Hunter Wade;
Economics & Business

Archive of past comments for New Hot Papers. 

Fast Breaking Papers - December 2004
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Garnet L. Anderson;
Clinical Medicine
Sandhya Babel;
Bruce Beutler;
Charles Boone;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
C. Robin Buell;
Joshua Heazlewood;
Plant & Animal Science
Daniel J. Jacob;
Scott A. Mabury;
Jean-Philippe Pin;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Nader Sanai;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Mehmet Sarikaya;
Material Sciences
Amy Schulz;
Social Sciences, general
John Vickerman;

Archive of past comments for Fast Breaking Papers. - Tracking Trends and Perfomance in Basic Research
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