PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ --

- Free Web Environment Provides Rankings, Trends and Analysis From Around the Scientific Community

Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced the launch of, a free, open Web resource for science metrics and analysis. combines the newest Science Watch newsletter material and regularly updated data, analysis, interviews, and commentary that had been previously found in In-Cites and ESI Special Topics. The website provides the scientific community a convenient location for keeping up with the latest developments in science -- what the leading scientists have to say, how the hottest topics are affecting research and everyday life, where the most significant research is taking place, and much more.

"The database provides an unbiased way to survey the scientific landscape and spot features that are newsworthy and significant, including new topics, new developments, new trends," said Henry Small, chief scientist at Thomson Scientific. "Then we dig deeper and interview the scientists involved. So when you access, you're accessing the scientific community and discovering their perspectives and insights."

In addition to the weekly updates, users will be able to see the current issue of Science Watch immediately. Meanwhile, the existing, premium Science Watch/Hot Papers Database subscription package--including the print edition and the accompanying Hot Papers CD with its store of updated, searchable data on thousands of recent, highly cited papers--will still be supplied for current and prospective subscribers.

"Thomson Scientific is the first to provide such a robust Web environment," said Christopher King, editor of Science Watch. " will be a resource to not only the bibliometric community, but anyone remotely connected to any science, research or evaluative field."

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Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development--from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

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