Volume 40, Issue 4 (July 1995)
Evaluating the Work of Forensic Scientists by Citation Analysis
“The Hottest in Forensics: Citations Tell Whodunnit” was the catchy rubric used to introduce the lead article in the January 1995 number of Science Watch, a newsletter published by the Philadelphia based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). ISI is perhaps better known for producing the Science Citation Index (SCI) and Current Contents, two widely used tools for literature retrieval and bibliometric evaluation of science and scientists. The Science Watch newsletter team identifies trends and performances in basic and applied research by means of citation counts and thus helps to spot hot-topics and emerging research fronts. Science Watch also publishes interviews with scientific superstars and authors of highly cited papers.