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Timothy Salthouse According to ESI, Dr. Tim Salthouse’s paper, "The processing speed theory of adult age differences in cognition," (Psychol. Rev. 103[3]: 403-28, July 1996), is among the 10 most-cited papers in the field of Psychology from January 1995-June 2005. Dr. Salthouse currently has 64 papers cited a total of 1,468 times to date in our database. Dr. Salthouse is the Brown-Forman Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In this interview, he talks...
Dr. C. Jeffrey Brinker achieved the highest percent increase in the total citations in the field of Chemistry. Dr. Brinker is a Fellow of Sandia National Laboratories and Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. In this interview, he discusses his highly cited research. Also, according to a recently published in-cites analysis, the work of Dr. Brinker achieved the highest...
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine According to a recent analysis of ESI, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Microbiology from the first to the second bimonthly period of 2005. In this interview, Professor Brendan Wren, Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Head of the Pathogen Molecular Biology Unit in the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, talks about the School’s...
Progress in Nuclear Energy Progress in Nuclear Energy is having a growing impact in the field of Engineering, according to a recent analysis of ESI. The journal’s current record in this field includes 495 papers cited a total of 591 times to date. In the comments below, compiled by Publishing Editor Diana Spencer, the editors of Progress in Nuclear Energy, Donald Dudziak and Derek Beynon, talk about the journal’s citation achievements...
The Top 20...The 20 most-cited countries in Space Science for 1995-June 30, 2005 according to the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product...


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  •  Science Watch® Presents the Hottest Research of 2003-04. In its latest annual roundup of recent research, Science Watch presents the list of authors who, as of late 2004, had published the greatest number of Hot Papers over the preceding two years.  
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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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