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Dr. Shamit KachruDr. Shamit Kachru talks about his highly cited paper, "de Sitter vacua in string theory," (Kachru S., et al., Phys. Rev. D 68[4]: art. no. 046005, 15 August 2003). According to Essential Science Indicators, this paper, which has been cited 267 times to date, was named one of the top Hot Papers in Physics for November 2005. Dr. Kachru’s record in Physics includes 50 papers cited a total of 2,115 times to date.
Dr. Bruce AvolioDr. Bruce Avolio talks about his highly cited work on leadership. According to Essential Science Indicators, Dr. Avolio’s work recently garnered the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Economics & Business. Dr. Avolio’s current record in this field includes 20 papers cited a total of 227 times to date. Dr. Avolio is the Clifton Chair in Leadership at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Director of the Gallup Leadership Institute, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Gallup Organization.
in-cites talks with Professor Martin Orrell, one of the editors of the journal Aging & Mental Health, about the journal’s citation record in Psychiatry & Psychology.
Dr. William Curington, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, talks about the College’s recent citation achievements.
AustraliaTen-year country rankings for Australia among the 147 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.
Highest-Impact Journals (ALL FIELDS), 1995-2005  Þ extraBYTES - graphs showing each country's individual rank on three separate measures over the past decade
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 Scientific-indexed journals between 1983 and 2002.
- What's New in Research
What's really hot in research? Each week, the Research Services Group provides an update based on their Research Performance & Evaluation Tools.
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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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