Date: June 21, 1999Scientists Ranked by Number of Hot Papers and The Red Hot Research Papers of 1998

Editor's Note: Readers often tell us that their favorite element of The Scientist is the Hot Papers page. Here, scientists themselves get a chance to delve into what made the research paper to which they contributed significant enough to be cited in a large number of other papers over the past two years. In this issue, we have expanded the traditional Hot Papers page to four pages. We also have added, courtesy of Science Watch, a report and charts on more recently published research and on the scientists who were most cited in 1998.

(Adapted with permission from Science Watch, 10[2]:1, March/April 1999)

Every year, Science Watch, published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in Philadelphia, publishes an article on the most-cited recent research and researchers. In...

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