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Field of Research

Field List

Essential Science Indicators® categorizes papers into fields of research. They are:

    • Agricultural Sciences
    • Biology & Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Computer Science
    • Economics & Business
    • Engineering
    • Environment/Ecology
    • Geosciences
    • Immunology
    • Materials Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology & Genetics
    • Multidisciplinary
    • Neuroscience & Behavior
    • Pharmacology & Toxicology
    • Physics
    • Plant & Animal Science
    • Psychology/Psychiatry
    • Social Sciences, general
    • Space Science

Stopwords (When Searching the Topic or Title Word Fields)

Stopwords are frequently used words such as articles (e.g., a, an, the), prepositions (e.g., of, in, for, through), and pronouns (e.g., it, their, his). Stopwords should not be included in title word search phrases (while in Hot Papers or Highly Cited Papers) and topic search phrases (while in Research Fronts).

When a search query includes a stopword it may return no results or incomplete results. Try the same search excluding the stopwords, or search on a single term instead of a phrase.

The following words are stopwords. Note that this list is subject to change.

A
ABOUT
ABOVE
ACCORDING
ACROSS
ACTUAL
ADDED
AFTER
AGAINST
AHEAD
ALL
ALMOST
ALONE
ALONG
ALSO
AMONG
AMONGST
AN
AND
AND-OR
AND/OR
ANON
ANOTHER
ANY
ARE
ARISING
AROUND
AS
AT
AWARD
AWAY
BE
BECAUSE
BECOME
BECOMES
BEEN
BEFORE
BEHIND
BEING
BELOW
BEST
BETTER
BETWEEN
BEYOND
BIRTHDAY
BOTH
BUT
BY
CAN
CERTAIN
COME
COMES
COMING
COMPLETELY
CONCERNING
CONSIDER
CONSIDERED
CONSIDERING
CONSISTING
DE
DEPARTMENT
DER
DESPITE
DISCUSSION
DO
DOES
DOESNT
DOING
DOWN
DR
DU
DUE
DURING
EACH
EITHER
ESPECIALLY
ET
FEW
FOR
FORWARD
FROM
FURTHER
GET
GIVE
GIVEN
GIVING
HAS
HAVE
HAVING
HIS
HONOR
HOW
IN
INSIDE
INSTEAD
INTO
IS
IT
ITEMS
ITS
JUST
LET
LETS
LITTLE
LOOK
LOOKS

MADE
MAKE
MAKES
MAKING
MANY
MEET
MEETS
MORE
MOST
MUCH
MUST
MY
NEAR
NEARLY
NEXT
NOT
NOW
OF
OFF
ON
ONLY
ONTO
OR
OTHER
OUR
OUT
OUTSIDE
OVER
OVERALL
PER
POSSIBLY
PT
PUT
REALLY
REGARDING
REPRINTED
SAME
SEEN
SEVERAL
SHOULD
SHOWN
SINCE
SO-CALLED
SOME
SPP
STUDIES
STUDY
SUCH
TAKE
TAKEN
TAKES
TAKING
THAN
THAT
THE
THEIR
THEM
THEN
THERE
THEREFROM
THESE
THEY
THIS
THOSE
THROUGH
THROUGHOUT
TO
TOGETHER
TOWARD
TOWARDS
UNDER
UNDERGOING
UP
UPON
UPWARD
VARIOUS
VERSUS
VERY
VIA
VOL
VOLS
VS
WAS
WAY
WAYS
WE
WERE
WHAT
WHATS
WHEN
WHERE
WHICH
WHILE
WHITHER
WHO
WHOM
WHOS
WHOSE
WHY
WITH
WITHIN
WITHOUT
YET
YOU
YOUR

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