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incites provides a behind-the-scenes look at the scientists, journals, institutions, nations, and papers selected by Essential Science Indicators. 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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Reid EwingDr. Reid Ewing talks about his highly cited paper, "Relationship between urban sprawl and physical activity, obesity, and morbidity," (Am. J. Health Promotion 18[1]: 47-57, September-October 2003). According to Essential Science Indicators, this paper, which has been cited 55 times to date, was named the top Hot Paper in Social Sciences for November 2005. Dr. Ewing’s record in this field includes 8 papers cited a total of 169 times to date.
Andrei Zelevinksyin-cites talks with Professor Andrei Zelevinsky about his highly cited work in Mathematics. According to Essential Science Indicators, Professor Zelevinsky’s record in this field includes 24 papers cited a total of 215 times to date. His work recently garnered the highest percent increase in total citations in this field. Professor Zelevinsky is a member of the Department of Mathematics at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Microbes and InfectionEditor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Stefan H. E. Kaufmann of Microbes and Infection talks about this journal’s citation record and achievements.
Top 20 Top 20 institutions as of the current bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Scientific-indexed Molecular Biology & Genetics journals.
Top 20The 20 most-cited countries in Chemistry for 1995-August 31, 2005 according to Essential Science Indicators.


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  Ţ 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.
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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