Fast-Breaking Papers

Essential Science IndicatorsSM (ESI) from Clarivate Analytics lists Highly Cited Papers in 22 broad fields of science. These papers constitute the top 1% of papers in each field and each year. The lists are updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts and also include new papers that enter the top percentile.

Here, we identify a subset of these papers having the largest percentage increase in citations in their respective fields from one bimonthly update to the next. We call these “Fast-Breaking Papers” because they represent very recent scientific contributions that are just beginning to attract the attention of the scientific community.

The following table lists the Fast-Breaking Papers in each of ESI’s 22 fields for the third bimonthly update of 2016, which covers January 1, 2006 to June 30, 2016.


For full details and citation histories of these papers, see ESI’s listings of Highly Cited Papers.