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Dr. Joe VinsonDr. Joe Vinson discusses his highly cited paper, "Plant flavonoids, especially tea flavonols, are powerful antioxidants using an in-vitro oxidation model for heart disease," (J. Agr. Food Chem. 43[11]: 2800-02, November 1995). According to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, this paper has been cited 235 times to date, placing it among the 10 most-cited papers in the field of Agricultural Sciences over the past decade...
Dr. Anthony SinclairAccording to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, Dr. Anthony Sinclair’s work garnered the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Environment/Ecology. Dr. Sinclair’s record in this field currently includes 20 highly cited papers cited a total of 525 times to date. In this essay, he discusses his highly cited work...
Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is well-placed in the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, with 617 papers cited a total of 11,659 times to date in the field of Psychiatry/ Psychology, which is also their third-most-cited field in the database. CMU has also recently entered the top 1% in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior, with 172 papers cited a total of 4,962 times to date. Many of the papers in this category originate in CMU’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Michael Scheier, head of the department, about these citation achievements...
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry in-cites presents a profile of the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (JRNC). According to an analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, the JRNC achieved worldwide the highest percent increase...
RussiaTen-year country rankings for Russia among the 145 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries...
Canada ten-year country rankings for Canada among the 145 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries...


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.
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