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Emerging Research Fronts
June 2005
  Read comments by:

Menachem Elimelech and Nathalie Tufenkji;
Env. & Eco.

Traci M. Hall;

Stephen J. Lippard;

Margreet R Olthof PhD;
Agr. Sci.

David Poyner;
Pha. & Tox.

Mariusz Z. Ratajczak;
Mol. Bio. & Gen.

Yukihisa Shimada;
Pla. & Ani. Sci.

Anthony Smith;
Soc. Sci. gen.
>Research Front Map from the field of Engineering on "Analysis Of Presolar Stardust."

Fast Moving Fronts
May 2005
  Read comments by: 

Susan E. Burke & Chris J. Barrett;
Bio. & Bio.

Vincenzo Di Marzo;
Pha. & Tox.

Maria Eriksson;
Mol. Bio. & Gen.

Jeff Errington

Ronald N. Germain;

Stefan Jansson;
Agr. Sci.

Harrison McKnight;
Eco. & Bus.

Christophe Salomon;
>Research Front Map from Chemistry on "ORGANIC THIN-FILM TRANSISTORS".

Hottest Journals of the Millennium (so far).
Twenty Years of Citation Superstars!
The Interviews - interviews of top scientists and researchers from past Science Watch issues.

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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 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 JUNE 2005:

Full Records for the #1, #2, and #3 ranked papers from the top 20 papers in Superfluids.

Dr. Steven Narod;
Breast Cancer
Dr. Cynthia Morton;
Uterine Fibroids
Dr. Younan Xia;

Author interviews from the special topic Bose-Einstein Condensates who are included in the top authors for Superfluids: Franco Dalfovo, Stefano Giorgini, Lev P. Pitaevskii, and Sandro Stringari, Wolfgang Ketterle, Ph.D., Chris Pethick.

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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 - June 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Takuzo Aida;
Shizuo Akira and Kiyoshi Takeda;
Rama Chellappa;
Computer Science
Jonathan C.W. Edwards;
Clinical Medicine
Markus Kalberer and Urs Baltensperger ;
Christina Kendziorski, Hong Lan, and Alan Attie;
Bill McEvily, and Ray Reagans;
Economics & Business
Yoshiro Nishio;
Lars Samuelson;
Material Sciences
Cass Sunstein;
Social Sciences, general
Ian Wright;
Guoyao Wu;
Agricultural Sciences

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

New Hot Papers - May 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Martin D. Burke;
Sankar Ghosh, Mr. Matthew Hayden and Dr. Dekai Zhang;
Elhanan Helpman;
Economics & Business
Lorenz Meinel;
Raffaella Montelli;
Nader Sanai;
Neuroscience & Behavior
Craig Shealy;
Michael Strauss;
Space Science
Franco Zambonelli;
Computer Science

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