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Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne in-cites correspondent Gary Taubes talks with Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne about his highly cited paper, "The molecular biology of axon guidance," (Tessier-Lavigne, M., and Goodman, C.S., Science 274[5290]: 1123-33, 15 November 1996). This paper is currently ranked at #6 among Neuroscience & Behavior papers published in the past decade, with 1,226 citations to date. Dr. Tessier-Lavigne is the Senior Vice President for Research Drug Discovery at Genentech, Inc., in San Francisco.
Dr. Walter Willett - second most-cited scientist in clinical medicine 1995-2005.This month, in-cites presents a listing of the top 20 scientists in clinical medicine who, as of the latest bimonthly update of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in ISI-indexed journals of Clinical Medicine over the past 10 years. These names are the top 20 out of a pool of 14,101 scientists comprising the top 1% ranked by total citation count in this field.
Morehouse School of MedicineThe Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, achieved the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Social Sciences. Morehouse’s record includes 382 papers cited a total of 4,636 times to date in the field of Clinical Medicine. Dr. Daniel Blumenthal, the Chair of Morehouse’s Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, talks about the institution’s highly cited work in Social Sciences.
Atmospheric Chemistry & PhysicsThe journal Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics has entered the top 50% of journals in the field of Geosciences in the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product (see New Entrants). The journal’s record in this field includes 440 papers cited a total of 983 times to date. Published by the Copernicus Society, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics is an international and interactive science journal of the European Geosciences Union. In this interview, Chief Executive Editor Dr. Ulrich Pöschl discusses the journal’s history, goals, and citation record.
The Top 20...The 20 most-cited countries in Physics for 1995-April 30, 2005 according to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product...


 Science Watch® Presents the Hottest Research of 2003-04. In its latest annual roundup of recent research, Science Watch presents the list of authors who, as of late 2004, had published the greatest number of Hot Papers over the preceding two years.
The 100 Most-Cited Scientists in: Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics & Business, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & ToxicologyPhysics.
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Hottest Journals of the Millennium (so far)
Science Watch presents the top 10 highest-impact journals in 11 main fields are ranked according to impact, or citations per paper, over the last six years, according to a subset of data from ISI Essential Science Indicators.
Twenty Years of Citation Superstars!
Science Watch presents here the true citation elite of the last two decades that include rankings the 50 most-cited researchers of the last 20 years, based on papers published and cited in Thomson ISI-indexed journals between 1983 and 2002.
- What's New in Research
What's really hot in research? Each week, the ISI Research Services Group provides an update based on their Research Performance & Evaluation Tools.
New Entrants to ISI Essential Science Indicators Rankings
The most-cited new entrants in each of ISI Essential Science Indicators' 22 fields, for the most recent bimonthly update, and for earlier updates as well.
Most Improved
A listing of the most-improved entities in each of ISI Essential Science Indicators' 22 fields, for the most recent bimonthly update, and for earlier updates as well.
More features and Interviews from the ESI editorial Web sites:
The focus of ESI Special Topics this month is Migraine & Other Vascular Headaches, including a corresponding research front map, and an interview with Jean Schoenen.

Other interviews for previously featured topics are Mats Fahlman & William Salaneck; Organic Thin Film Transistors, David Lewis; Schizophrenia, and Jinde Cao; Artificial Neural Networks.

Kellar Autumn answers a few questions about his Fast Moving Front paper, (and accompanying Research Front Map), "Evidence for van der Waals adhesion in gecko setae," INT J NUMER METHOD ENG, PROC NAT ACAD SCI USA, 99 (19): 12252-12256 SEP 17 2002. The author has also sent along several images of his work.
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ESI Special Topics provides citation analyses and expert commentary for selected scientific research areas. Read interviews, essays and profiles for Fast Breaking Papers, New Hot Papers, Emerging Research Fronts, Fast Moving Fronts, and for all of the featured Special Topics.
Science Watch® - tracking trends and performance in basic research.
Thomson Scientific publishes Science Watch, the subscription newsletter that uses the unique citation data of Thomson Scientific to provide rankings, interviews, and reports on today's most significant science.

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