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Dr. Jean-Robert PetitThis month, in-cites talks with Dr. Jean Robert Petit about his paper, “Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok Ice Core, Antarctica,” (Petit JR, et al., Nature 399[6735]: 429-36, 3 June 1999). According to Essential Science Indicators, this paper has been cited 967 times to date, and is currently ranked at #3 among Geosciences papers published in the past decade.
GeothermicsFounded in 1972, the journal Geothermics is published by Elsevier. Editor-in-Chief Dr. Marcelo J. Lippmann and Associate Editor Mrs. Mary Helen Dickson about the journal's history and citation achievements.
Dr. Lincoln J. LauhonDr. Lincoln Lauhon discusses his highly cited research on semiconductor nanowires. Dr. Lauhon’s work in the field of Chemistry recently entered the top 1% in terms of total citations in Essential Science Indicators. Dr. Lauhon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric ScienceDr. Otis Brown, the Dean of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, talks about the School’s citation record in the field of Geosciences. Within the University of Miami itself, Geosciences ranks at #4 according to total cites among the 13 fields in the database in which the University of Miami has published papers.


This month, in-cites presents the #1 paper and corresponding graph from the top ten countries in the field of Microbiology. Each paper contains authors from that specific country only.



Top Ten Most-Cited Journals (All Fields), 1996-2006
The 100 Most-Cited Scientists in: Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics & Business, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & Toxicology,  Physics. Time period: 1996-June 30, 2006.
Twenty Years of Citation Superstars!
"Super Hot" Papers in Science Published Since 2003
- 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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