Thomson Reuters Identifies 100 Key Scientific Research Fronts. Climate-related research, energy exploration and cell signaling are among the most active areas

 » PHILADELPHIA, PA – April 18, 2013 – The IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released its report, « Research Fronts 2013: 100 Top Ranked Specialties in the Sciences and Social Sciences, » identifying 100  important research areas across multiple fields of science.

Breakthrough Analysis of the Structure of Science Today
By examining highly cited research papers from 2007 through 2012, Thomson Reuters identified research fronts built on recently published « core, » or foundational, journal articles. These research fronts were segmented into 10 broad fields of science and social sciences, and a top 10 listing was provided for each. A research front consists of a group of highly cited core papers and the more recent literature that frequently co-cites these papers. They define specialty areas of contemporary research (…) « 

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