Friday, September 30, 2005

New Hot Papers from ISI

A great way to keep your finger on the pulse of what's hot in scientific research is to check out New Hot Papers, a service of ISI Essential Science Indicators. From the website:
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.

An additional bonus is that for many of the Hot Papers, you can read "Comments/Mini-Interviews" with the authors, who attempt to summarize their research in layman's terms and discuss the background and context of their papers.

Check out September's hot papers--and if you want to get the full text of any of them, be sure to check the UMass library catalog and our E-journal list; if they aren't available from UMass, you can request them via Interlibrary Loan.

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