Hottest Scientific Researchers & Papers — 2011 (Web of Science)

US Thomson Reuters names Hottest Scientific Researchers and Papers of the year – 12 Apr 2012

“The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced ‘The Hottest Research of 2011’, a ranking of the most influential scientific researchers and research papers of the year by Science Watch, its open Web resource for science metrics and analysis. Tracking researchers whose recent published papers recorded notably higher levels of citations during 2011, along with the most highly cited individual papers of the year, the annual report spotlights emerging trends in science and the innovators behind them.

This year’s group of 15 Hottest Researchers each contributed to at least 10 Hot Papers, covering key areas such as genetics, cardiology, epidemiology and cancer research. Eric S. Lander of The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard topped the list of most influential researchers for the second year straight, recording 14 Hot Papers in 2011. This was Lander’s eighth year on the list. He was followed by Salim Yusuf of McMaster University and Michael R. Stratton of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, both of whom recorded 13 Hot Papers in 2011. The most highly cited individual paper published in 2011, ‘Seven-Year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe Observations: Cosmological Interpretations,’ by E. Komatsu, of The University of Texas at Austin, et al. received a total of 564 citations during the year.

The year’s Hottest Researchers were identified using citations that occurred during calendar year 2011 for papers published between 2009 and 2011. The list of Hottest Papers tracks total citations to non-review papers during calendar year 2011. To compile both lists, Science Watch draws on data and commentary from Thomson Reuters bibliometric experts and Essential Science Indicators, a unique compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data based on journal article publication counts and citation data from Web of Knowledge.”

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Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter

UK PubMed Central catching up with US version

"Research institutions to further develop the UK PubMed Central website – 18 Sep 2008

Eight leading biomedical research funding organisations, including Government bodies, Research Councils and Charities, have approved funding to further develop the UK PubMed Central website ( over the next three years. The development will be carried out by the British Library, the University of Manchester and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), in close consultation with the UK’s biomedical and health researchers.

Since being launched in January 2007, the UKPubMed Central has expanded to offer 1.3 million full-text, peer-reviewed research papers through its online digital archive. The new and improved features will include direct links to the 18 million records currently available on the US version of PubMed as part of the European Bioinformatics Institute’s CiteXplore bibliographic tool; new ways to extract biological information from research papers using text analysis and data-mining tools; an easy-to-use, intuitive interface; and access to content not included in traditional journal literature – clinical guidelines, technical reports and conference proceedings. These developments are projected to significantly enhance UK PubMed Central’s accessibility and make it a valuable first point of call for the UK’s life sciences researchers.

UK PubMed Central is part of a network of PubMed Central (PMC) International repositories. Based on PMC, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, UK PubMed Central provides a stable, permanent, and free-to-access online digital archive of full-text, peer-reviewed research publications.

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