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Top 20 papers in Materials ScienceThis month, in-cites presents a listing of the top 20 papers which, as of the third bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations in the field of Materials Science. These papers are the top 20 out of a pool of 3,401 papers comprising the top 1% as determined by citation threshold calculations for this field.
PLoS BiologyDr. Hemai Parthasarathy, the Managing Editor of PLoS Biology, talks about the journal’s citation record. PLoS Biology had the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Biology & Biochemistry. The journal’s current record in this field includes 549 highly cited papers cited a total of 4,359 times to date.
University of California, San DiegoAccording to Essential Science Indicators, Dr. Lawrence Saul's work in the field of Engineering includes 8 papers cited a total of 304 times. Dr. Saul is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. In this interview, he talks with in-cites about his highly cited work.
University of Regina Professor Mark Brigham of the University of Regina's Biology Department talks about the University’s citation record in the field Plant & Animal Science. The University of Regina recently entered the top 1% in this field, and its current citation record in Essential Science Indicators includes 136 papers cited a total of 1,260 times.


IranTen-year country rankings for Iran among the 146 top-performing countries in all fields and all countries.



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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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