Tracking trends in science research – ScienceWatch

Posted on February 14, 2010. Filed under: information search, research & development, science & technology | Tags: , |

Have you seen the Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch site? It offers insights into “trends and performance in basic research”, in a variety of ways , based in large part on citation analysis of published papers.

The site offers a number of different looks at research topic data and rankings – fast breaking papers, new hot papers, emerging research fronts, fast moving fronts, corporate research fronts, and more.

For example, as reported for February 2010, an emerging engineering research topic has to do with thin film solar cells and their ability to compete with traditional crystalline silicon technology in terms of conversion efficiency.  That is just one of many emerging research topics reported on for February.

Thomson Reuters is a publisher of web-based information resources.  The data they post and discuss on is pulled from their proprietary “Essential Science Indicators” database. 

Need more information on related topics?  Perhaps I can help.

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