Saturday, January 24, 2009

Essential Science Indicators: Fast Moving Fronts, Emerging Research Fronts & Hot Papers in Science

Fast Moving Fronts – January 2009
From the database of Essential Science Indicators from Thomson, this list of Fast Moving Fronts – January 2009, has been generated by a comparison of the data sets for the current period of September 31, 2002-August 31, 2008, and the previous period of July 2002-June 30, 2008 (sliding 6-year period).
The following Sciences fields are represented:
Agricultural Sciences; Biology & Biochemistry; Chemistry; Computer Sciences; Environment / Ecology; Mathematics; Physics, etc.
"MULTILAYER GRAPHENE," from the field of Physics was selected for mapping as a Fast Moving Front as well as a Top Topic for this period. View a list of only Fast Moving Front Maps, or all Research Front Maps (site-wide)
Essential Science Indicators, contains data on Research Fronts (see Research Front Methodology) which are updated every two months. As part of this bimonthly processing, Special Topics identifies the Research Fronts that are appearing for the first time in each of the 22 major fields covered by Essential Science Indicators. A new Front consists of core papers not previously included in any prior Front.
Every two months, Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters lists a new crop of what it calls hot papers in science. Hot papers are selected by virtue of being cited among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) in a current bimonthly period. Papers are selected in each of 22 fields of science and must be published within the last two years. Because the hot papers are updated every two months, new papers are added with every update, and tracks these new additions.

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