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incites provides a behind-the-scenes look at the scientists, journals, institutions, nations, and papers selected by the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product. Read interviews and first-person essays about people in a wide variety of fields and professions. View selected overall and field rankings, pertinent statistics on the principles behind the data, the latest version of the database, including new entrants and most-improved entities in the rankings, information on field definitions, citation thresholds, and graphing trends. Updated weekly is SCI-BYTES: a summary of what’s new in research.

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Dr. Mihael H. PolymeropoulosA recent analysis of ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product for the last 10 years shows that Dr. Mihael H. Polymeropoulos' paper "Mutation in the α-synuclein gene identified in families with Parkinson’s disease," ranks as the second most-cited paper in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior, with 1,432 citations to date. Here, Dr. Polymeropoulos discusses his highly cited paper on this gene, along with his previous and current research interests... 
Dr. Monique LacroixAccording to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, Dr. Monique Lacroix garnered the highest percent increase in terms of total citations in the field of Agricultural Sciences. Her current citation record in this field includes 40 papers cited a total of 394 times. Dr. Lacroix is Associate Professor at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier and a researcher at the Canadian Irradiation Center (CIC), which is a joint venture between INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier and MDS Nordion Inc. In this interview, she talks with in-cites about her highly cited work.
National Center for Ecological Analysis and SynthesisAccording to an analysis for in-cites, the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis recently entered the top 1% of institutions in terms of total citations in the field of Environment/Ecology.  In the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, the center’s record in this field includes 86 papers cited a total of 1,536 times to date. In this interview, Director O.J. Reichman talks about the center and its citation record...
Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic ChemistryIn this interview, Dr. John Lamb, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry, talks about this journal’s citation achievements.
Rankings for Italy among the 140 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries...


 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.
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