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Dr. Laura BravoAccording to the Essential Science Indicators database, the #1 paper published over the past decade in the field of Agricultural Sciences is, "Polyphenols: chemistry, dietary sources, metabolism, and nutritional significance," (Nutr. Rev. 56[11]: 317-33, Nov. 1998) by Dr. Laura Bravo, with 403 citations to date. Dr. Bravo’s record in this field includes 17 papers with a total of 639 citations to date. Dr. Bravo is currently the Vice Director of the Instituto del Frío in Madrid, Spain. In this interview, she talks about her highly cited paper and her work with polyphenols.
New Journal of Physics (NJP) is an open-access journal published jointly by the Institute of Physics and the German Physical Society. This month, in-cites talks with Publisher Dr. Tim Smith and Editor-in-Chief Professor Eberhard Bodenschatz about NJP’s citation record.
Barry J. HuebertProfessor Barry J. Huebert talks about his highly cited work in the field of Geosciences. Dr. Huebert’s work was singled out by Essential Science Indicators as having the highest percent increase in total citations in July 2006. His current record in Geosciences includes 36 papers cited a total of 851 times to date. Dr. Huebert is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa.
Dr. Dietmar Bisch, the Chair of the Vanderbilt University Department of Mathematics, talks about their highly cited work in this field. According to a recent analysis of the Essential Science Indicators database, Vanderbilt University now ranks in the top 1% in terms of total citations in the field of Mathematics. Their current record in this field includes 368 highly cited papers cited a total of 1,334 times to date.


GeosciencesThe 10 most-cited countries in Geosciences, 1996-April 30, 2006, sorted by three separate measures: papers, citations, and cites per paper..


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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.

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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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