What is ScienceWatch?
For more than 20 years, ScienceWatch has harnessed the unique Thomson Reuters store of publication and citation statistics to report on trends and performance in basic research. In examining the changing dynamics of the scientific literature—assessing levels of institutional and national output, discerning new patterns in international collaboration, perceiving emergent fields of research—ScienceWatch analysis is firmly grounded in Thomson Reuters data. Each edition also includes expert commentary on each of four main fields: Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, and Physics. These columns, written by four veteran scientist-journalists and longtime ScienceWatch contributors, examine highly cited recent papers, new areas of investigation, and the most noteworthy current developments in research.