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Dr. Andrew BentDr. Andrew Bent talks about the highly cited paper he and colleague Dr. Steve Clough published in 1998, "Floral dip: a simplified method for Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of Arabidopsis thaliana," (Plant J. 16[6]: 735-43, December 1998). This paper is currently ranked at #1 in the field of Plant & Animal Sciences in the ESI Web product. Dr. Bent’s record in this field includes 14 papers cited a total of 1,867 times to date.
Dr. Bruno HagenbuchDr. Bruno Hagenbuch talks about his highly cited work on organic anion transporting polypeptides. According to a recent analysis of the ESI Web product, Dr. Hagenbuch’s work in Pharmacology & Toxicology achieved the highest percent increase in total citations. His overall current record in our database includes 60 papers cited a total of 2,790 times to date...
Zoological Society of London, Institute of Zoology The Zoological Society of London, founded in 1826, is unique among learned societies in the UK because it owns a major research facility, the Institute of Zoology, which is now operated jointly with the University of Cambridge. The current record of the Zoological Society of London includes 124 papers cited a total of 2,198 times to date in the field of Environment & Ecology, as well as 161 papers cited a total of 1,801 times to date in the field of Plant & Animal Science. In this interview, the Institute’s Director of Science, Dr. Georgina Mace, and her colleague, Dr. Andrew Cunningham, talk about their highly cited work....
In this interview, Dr. Philip Halloran, the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT), discusses the journal's success. The journal’s current record in the field of Clinical Medicine includes 875 papers with a total of 4,270 cites to date.
Profile and updated rankings for the United States of America among the 146 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries. This profile also contains individual rankings for the U.S. across all fields as well as all countries.


The 100 Most-Cited Scientists in: Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics & Business, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & ToxicologyPhysics.
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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 ISI-indexed journals between 1983 and 2002.
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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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