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Professor Peter Green Professor Peter Green discusses his paper, "Reversible jump Markov chain Monte Carlo computation and Bayesian model determination," (Biometrika 82[4]: 711-732, December 1995). This paper has been cited 490 times to date and is the fourth most-cited paper in the field of Mathematics in ESI. Professor Green is a member of the Statistics Group in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom...
Dr. Kenneth Coale According to a recent analysis of ESI, Dr. Kenneth Coale’s work in the field of Geosciences has entered the top 1% in terms of total citations. His record in this field now includes 19 papers cited a total of 925 times to date. He also has 18 papers cited a total of 450 times to date in the field of Plant & Animal Science. Dr. Coale is the Director of the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories in California. In this interview, he talks about his highly cited work...
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology According to recent analyses of ESI, the UK’s Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has achieved the highest percent increase in total citations among Environment/Ecology institutions, not just once but twice in recent data updates. CEH’s record in this field includes 326 papers cited a total of 1,592 times to date. CEH publishes papers on a wide variety of environmental and ecological issues, and retains a large amount of environmental data for the UK. Press Officer Dr. Barnaby Smith talks about CEH’s citation record...
Dalton Transactions According to ESI, the journal Dalton Transactions has been having a growing impact in the field of Chemistry. The journal’s current record in this field includes 1,496 papers cited a total of 2,123 times to date. In this interview, Dr. Jamie Humphrey, the editor for Dalton Transactions, talks about the journal’s citation...
This month, in-cites presents the #1 paper (all fields) from the top ten countries as of the latest bimonthly update of the ISI Essential Science Indicators Web product. Each paper contains authors from that specific country only. These countries are out of 140 nations comprising the top 50% ranked by total citation count.


 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.
The 100 Most-Cited Scientists in: Biology & Biochemistry, Chemistry, Economics & Business, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology & ToxicologyPhysics.
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Hottest Journals of the Millennium (so far)
Science Watch presents the top 10 highest-impact journals in 11 main fields are ranked according to impact, or citations per paper, over the last six years, according to a subset of data from ISI Essential Science Indicators.
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.
- What's New in Research
What's really hot in research? Each week, the ISI Research Services Group provides an update based on their Research Performance & Evaluation Tools.
New Entrants to ISI Essential Science Indicators Rankings
The most-cited new entrants in each of ISI Essential Science Indicators' 22 fields, for the most recent bimonthly update, and for earlier updates as well.
Most Improved
A listing of the most-improved entities in each of ISI Essential Science Indicators' 22 fields, for the most recent bimonthly update, and for earlier updates as well.
More features and Interviews from the ESI editorial Web sites:
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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Thomson Scientific publishes Science Watch, the subscription newsletter that uses the unique citation data of Thomson Scientific to provide rankings, interviews, and reports on today's most significant science.

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