Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics lists Highly Cited Papers, which constitute the top 1% of papers in each of 22 broad fields and each year of coverage. Highly Cited Papers are updated every two months to reflect their current citation counts, and include new papers that enter the top percentile.
Here, we identify Fast-Breaking Papers, a subset of these papers having the largest percentage increase in citations in their respective fields from one bimonthly update to the next. These papers represent very recent scientific contributions that are just beginning to attract the attention of the scientific community.
The table below lists the Fast-Breaking Papers in each of the 22 Essential Science Indicators fields for the sixth and final bimonthly update of 2017, which was published in March 2018 and covers 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2017.
For full details and citation histories of these papers, see the listings of Highly Cited Papers in the Essential Science Indicators product. If you do not have access to the product, please contact your institution’s library or research office.