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Dr. Helen BermanThis month, in-cites talks with Dr. Helen Berman about her team’s paper, "The Protein Data Bank" (Berman HM, et al., Nucl. Acid. Res. 28[1]: 235-42, 1 January 2000). According to Essential Science Indicators, this paper is currently ranked at #4 among Biology & Biochemistry papers published in the past decade, with 5,006 total cites. Dr. Berman is a Professor in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Rutgers University.»
SmallOver the past several months, the journal Small has been consistently achieving the highest percent increase in citations in the field of Materials Science. According to Essential Science Indicator, the current citation record for this Rising Star includes 469 papers cited a total of 2,059 times. Small is a relatively new journal, published by the Wiley-Blackwell Group. In this interview, in-cites talks with Small’s Editor, Graeme Horley, about the journal’s history and citation achievements.»
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Professor Tim ButlerIn this interview, we talk with Professor Tim Butler about his highly cited work on gentrification. According to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators data, Professor Butler's work has entered the top 1% in the field of Social Sciences. Professor Butler’s current record in this field includes 10 papers cited a total of 140 times to date. At present, he is the Head of the department of Geography at King’s College, London.»
University of CanterburyThis month, in-cites talks with representatives of the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, about the institution’s citation achievements in the field of Computer Science.  The current citation record for the University in this field includes 218 papers cited a total of 695 times.»
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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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