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Citation Analysis Identifies 1994's Most-Cited Authors, Hottest Topics

Editor's Note: Since 1993, the newsletter Science Watch has ranked the year's most cited scientists and research papers. Based on records compiled by the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), analysts prepared such rosters for 1994. Researchers are ranked by their number of "hot papers." An article is considered "hot" if it has garnered a substantially greater number of citations, within a two-year period, than other papers in similar disciplines. For instance, the 199

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Editor's Note: Since 1993, the newsletter Science Watch has ranked the year's most cited scientists and research papers. Based on records compiled by the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), analysts prepared such rosters for 1994. Researchers are ranked by their number of "hot papers." An article is considered "hot" if it has garnered a substantially greater number of citations, within a two-year period, than other papers in similar disciplines. For instance, the 1994 ranking was based on the period between November 1992 and December 1994. In each of the last two years, Bert Vogelstein, a molecular biologist from Johns Hopkins University, has accululated more "hot papers" than any other researcher (The Scientist, May 2, 1994, p[age 14). Another list notes the most cited papers published in 1994, based on the number of ciations each received in the same year.

The February 1995 kScience Watch article in which...

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