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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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Dr. Lionel Vayssieresin-cites talks with Dr. Lionel Vayssieres, whose paper "Growth of arrayed nanorods and nanowires of ZnO from aqueous solutions" (Advan. Mater. 15[5]: 464-6, 4 March 2003) was designated as a top Hot Paper in May, September, and November 2005 in Materials Science. Dr. Vayssieres is affiliated with the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, and  is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Nanotechnology.
In this interview, Dr. Steve Kay discusses his highly cited research in circadian rhythm. According to Essential Science Indicators, his current record in Biology & Biochemistry includes 26 papers cited a total of 1,497 times to date. Dr. Kay has been the Chair of the Biochemistry department at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, since 1996, and he is also the Director of Scripps’s Institute for Childhood and Neglected Diseases.
Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced MaterialsThis month, in-cites talks with Mihai Popescu, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials, about his journal’s citation record.
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 Computer Science journals.
The 10 most-cited countries in Immunology, 1995-December 31, 2005, sorted by 3 separate measures.


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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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