Current Classics from Essential Science Indicators

Current Classics is a listing of Highly Cited Papers having the greatest absolute increase in cumulative citations from the previous bimonthly period to now. One paper is selected for each of the 22 fields in Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics. A total of up to 10 years of Essential Science Indicators citation data, plus some number of consecutive bimonthly periods during the current year, are used to determine the Current Classic paper selected for each field.

The Current Classics below have the greatest absolute increase in citations from: January 1, 2006 – October 31, 2016, the previous bimonthly period (the fifth of 2016), to January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2016, the current (sixth) bimonthly period of 2016.

Current Classics

For full details and citation histories of these papers, see Essential Science Indicators listing of Highly Cited Papers.