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Special Topics Methodology
Research Front Methodology
New Hot Papers
Fast Breaking Papers
Emerging Research Fronts
Read comments from Dr. Justin D. Holmes, Professors Brian Korgel & Keith P. Johnston about this month's Emerging Research Front in Materials Science.
Fast Moving Fronts
Professor Michael E. Mann Read comments from Professor Michael E. Mann, about this month's Fast Moving Front in Geosciences.
Christian Rischel Christian Rischel talks about his Fast Moving Front in Physics.
On interpreting publication and citation data in the analysis of research trends and research performance
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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 topics 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.

Featured Special Topics:
West Nile Virus - July 2002
Genetically Modified Crops - June 2002
Apoptosis - May 2002
Molecular Self-Assembly - April 2002
Diabetes - March 2002
Branes - February 2002
Global Warming - January 2002
Obesity - December 2001
Embryonic Stem Cells - November 2001
Nanotechnology - October 2001
Quantum Cryptography - September 2001
Optoelectronics - August 2001
Breast Cancer - July 2001
Conducting Polymers - July 2001 
Schizophrenia - July 2001
= new interview added to that Special Topic this month!

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ESI Special Topics also spotlights New Hot Papers, Fast Breaking Papers (both have some with comments/mini-interviews), 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 - July 2002
     Comments & Interviews by:
Rolf Apweiler Rolf Apweiler ; Computer Science Dr. James S. Bullock Dr. James S. Bullock;
Space Science
Gunther Hollopeter Gunther Hollopeter; Clinical Medicine
Takashi Ito, M.D. Ph.D.;
Frederick C. Nucifora Jr., Ph.D.;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Richard L. Priem, Ph. D. ; Economics & Business
Dr. Phil Ward Dr. Phil Ward ; Agricultural Sciences

Menu of all past New Hot Papers,
comments and mini-interviews

(New Hot Papers are updated bi-monthly)

Fast Breaking Papers - June 2002
     Comments & Interviews by:
Dr. Stephen Baylin and Dr. Manel Esteller;
Clinical Medicine
Dr. Arnaud Doucet Arnaud Doucet;
Computer Science
Dr. Robert Heaton;
Psychiatry/ Psychology
Takashi Ito, M.D. Ph.D.;
Professor Joel G. Kingsolver;
Environment/ Ecology
Dr. Prakash Nadkarni;
Social Sciences, general
Professors Paul W. Wilson and Leopold Simar ; Economics & Business

Complete Menu for all past Fast Breaking Papers comments and mini-interviews.

(Fast Breaking Papers are updated bi-monthly) - Tracking Trends and Perfomance in Basic Research
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