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Prof. Dr. K.P. Lesch discusses his paper, "Association of anxiety-related traits with a polymorphism in the serotonin transporter gene regulatory region," (Science 274[5292]: 1527-31, 29 November 1996), as well as his related research. This paper has been named a Highly Cited Paper in the field of Neuroscience & Behavior by Essential Science Indicators, and currently has a total of 1,160 citations to its credit. Dr. Lesch is Professor and Vice Chair of Molecular and Clinical Psychobiology as well as Director of the ADHD Program at the University of Würzburg in Germany.
Composite Interfacesin-cites talks with Hatsuo Ishida, the Editor-in-Chief of Composite Interfaces, about the journal’s history and citation achievements. According to Essential Science Indicators, the current citation record for this journal includes 350 papers cited a total of 895 times in the field of Materials Science, and has also been named a New Entrant in the field for February 2007.
The Top 20The 20 Most-Cited Countries in Plant & Animal Science, 1996-December 31, 2006.
Dr. Tatiana KostovaAccording to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators, Dr. Tatiana Kostova has been named a Rising Star in the field of Economics & Business. Seven of her original articles published between January 1996 and December 2006 have been designated as Highly Cited Papers in this field, with 243 total citations to date. Dr. Kostova is an Associate Professor of International Business and a Moore Research Fellow at the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business. In this interview, she talks with in-cites about her highly cited work.
Harvard Universityin-cites presents field rankings for Harvard University; the top-ranked institution by number of citations over all fields. According to Essential Science Indicators, Harvard also holds the #1 position by total citations in the most fields, with nine #1 slots across the database’s 22 fields.
Science Watch presents "The Hottest Research of 2005-06." Science Watch presents the scientists who, as of late 2006, had published the greatest number of Hot Papers over the preceding two years. This feature also lists the papers published in 2006 (excluding reviews) that were most cited by year’s end.


"The Hottest Research of 2005-06."
 The 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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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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