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In this interview, Dr. Alex Guenther talks about his highly cited paper, "A global model of natural volatile organic compound emissions," (Guenther A., et al., J. Geophys. Res-Atmos. 100[D5]: 8873-92, 20 May 1995). According to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, this paper has been cited 639 times to date, placing it among the 10 most-cited papers over the past decade in the field of Geosciences. Dr. Guenther’s record in Geosciences includes 50 papers cited a total of 1,775 times to date...
Dr. Gerald FerrisAccording to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, Dr. Gerald Ferris' work garnered the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Economics & Business. His current citation record in this field includes 21 papers cited a total of 219 times. Ferris is the Francis Eppes Professor of Management and Professor of Psychology at Florida State University’s College of Business in Tallahassee. In this essay, he discusses his work in organizational politics and political skill research...
Top 20 institutions in Microbiologyin-cites presents a listing of the top 20 institutions in Microbiology which, as of the most recent bimonthly update of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in ISI-indexed journals over the last 10 years...
According to a recent analysis of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product, the journal Armed Forces & Society recently entered the top 50% of journals in the field of Social Sciences, with 274 papers cited a total of 449 times to date. In this interview, Editor Patricia Shields talks about this journal’s citation record...
The Top 20...The 20 most-cited countries in Microbiology for 1994-December 2004 according to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product...


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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