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Christopher King is the editor of Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch, an open Web resource for science metrics and research performance analysis. Each year, using quantitative data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, ScienceWatch forecasts potential Nobel Prize winners in medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics. ScienceWatch also regularly features citation-based analysis and commentary on the world’s most significant research and researchers.

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Life After Prozac: New Fronts in the Fight Against Depression

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:10 AM

The year 1988 saw the U.S. release of the antidepressant Prozac. Within two years, the compound became not only the most prescribed drug in the world but an emblem -- a focal point that changed the conversation about depression and its prevalence.

Just over a quarter-century later, despite enlightened...

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Science's Most Influential Researchers

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 6:01 PM

Every year scientists and scholars, in the pursuit of knowledge and the requisite advancement of their careers, produce reams of published research. In 2013, for example, the Web of Science, Thomson Reuters' scholarly research and discovery platform, which covers the contents of more than 12,000 journals and other...

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The Science Citation Index: A Transformative Information Resource Turns 50

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 7:51 PM

In an age when all the world's knowledge seems to be at one's fingertips, it might be difficult to envision a bygone era when retrieving information meant a slow, laborious, manual slog through printed materials. For scientists and scholars in the 1950s, the task was especially arduous, relying primarily upon...

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The G20 Nations: Tracking the Globalization of Science and Innovation

(9) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 1:05 PM

The phenomenon of globalization and the realities of a seemingly shrinking world have wrought many changes in recent years -- notably, of course, in business and industry. Globalization's effect is also increasingly evident in science and technology, those drivers of economic prosperity. With the global landscape shifting and new national...

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A Hard Day's Write: The Beatles' Continuing Impact on Scholarly Literature

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 5:29 PM

This month's anniversary of the Beatles' first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 marks 50 years of stateside and worldwide Beatlemania. A television special, newly repackaged versions of the band's U.S. albums, and the first, massive installment of a projected three-volume history by Beatles scribe Mark Lewisohn represent...

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New Analysis Reveals Changes in Future of COPD Therapies

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 5:54 PM

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD -- an umbrella term for conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and some forms of asthma -- afflicts more than 50 million people worldwide. Chief symptoms are persistent blockage of airflow from the lungs and difficulty breathing. Tobacco smoke is the...

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'Hot' Papers Point to Key Research on HIV/AIDS

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 1:48 PM

To mark World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch combed the contents of the more than 12,000 scientific and scholarly journals indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science to extract an elite selection of research reports on HIV and AIDS. This undertaking posed a particular challenge:...

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Forecasting the Nobels: Predicting the Science Winners of the World's Most Prestigious Prize

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 10:29 AM

In two weeks, the Nobel Prizes will be announced from Stockholm, conferring science's highest accolade on a very few chosen researchers. In celebration, Thomson Reuters has released its annual list of Citation Laureates -- scientists whose key contributions and measurable acclaim from their fellow researchers place them in contention...

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