These papers are so HOTT right now!

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I was poking around looking for something else and found this ESI special topics website. It updates every other month and provides interviews with the authors of the most highly cited papers at the time. I really think the “fronts” are interesting and could be useful. They give you a map of journal articles that seem to be forming a cluster and generating excitement within a certain field. Here’s one for hippocampal GABA(A) receptors.

I’m hoping they do a map for the RNA decapping and degradation since they have identified it as a Fast Moving Front. They have an interview with Roy Parker about P-bodies and RNA degradation here. I’ve done a little bit on the topic before. The hot topic in the social sciences is apparently “Democracy“. So check it out. ESI special topics: from Decapping to Democracy.


  1. i can’t believe i’ve never seen that site. thanks much!

  2. That’s a great find, tks. Scientists and docs, speaking mostly plain-English — fabuloso.

  3. That’s totally rad. My boss recently showed me how you can find the most cited papers by author & topic to make sure you’ve read what everyone else has read… I never really thought of ESI as a tool for something more than evaluating tenure status ;-)