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Emerging Research Fronts
October 2005
  Read comments by:

Lorraine C. Backer;

Michael D. Bennett;
Pla. Ani. Sci.

Nigel Hitchin;

Satchidananda Panda;

Bruce A. Pint;

Andrea Romanino;

Fast Moving Fronts
September 2005
  Read comments by: 

David Barford and Richard Marais;
Mol. Bio. & Gen.

George V. Eleftheriades;
Com. Sci.

Tom R. Horton;
Env. & Eco.

Jon Jureidini;

Masaru Katoh;
Cli. Med.

Hitoshi Okamura;
Neu. & Beh.

Chien M. Wai;
Mat. Sci.

Liming Zhou;
>Map on: "Negative Refractive Index".

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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 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 OCTOBER 2005:
Dr. David Vlahov;
Dr. Jonathan Samet;
Air Pollution
Dr. Yutaka Kawakami;

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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 - October 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Roger M. Burnett ;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Tirthankar Roy Choudhury and Thanu Padmanabhan;
Space Science
Robert J. Cousins and Juan P. Liuzzi;
Agricultural Sciences
Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes;
Tim Flowers;
Plant & Animal Science
Wolfram Gronwald and Hans Robert Kalbitzer;
Gregory J. Hannon, Michele A. Cleary, and Despina Siolas;
Biology & Biochemistry
Alan R. Hevner;
Economics & Business
Helmut Hillebrand;
Teruyo Ito;
Bernhard Moser and Pius Loetscher;
Gyu-Chul Yi and Won Il Park;
Materials Science

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

New Hot Papers - September 2005
   Comments & Interviews from the author(s) of the papers:
Markus Bartenstein;
Sally S. Dickerson & Margaret E. Kemeny;
Bernard Dujon;
Takashi Fujita;
David A. Hafler;
Clinical Medicine
Kei Hirose;
Panganamala R. Kumar;
Computer Science
David MacMillan;
Bernard Moss and Himani Bisht;
George M. Pharr;
Materials Science
Philip A. Sharp & Carl D. Novina;
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Claudiu Supuran;
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Paul Trayhurn;
Agricultural Sciences

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Archive also contains listings of late entries received after publication. - Tracking Trends and Perfomance in Basic Research
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