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Hughes Nicotine Paper is Highest-Cited in Field

Release Date: 11-17-2008

Author: Jennifer Nachbur
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A paper authored by John Hughes, M.D., professor of psychiatry and psychology, was recently identified by Essential Science Indicators as the highest cited paper in the research area of Nicotine Replacement Therapy, an honor which also indicates it is one of the most-cited recent papers in its field. Titled "A meta-analysis of the efficacy of over-the-counter nicotine replacement," the paper was originally published in the journal Tobacco Control in March 2003. An interview with Hughes, as corresponding author of this "Fast Moving Fronts" article, is posted on the Thomson Reuters ScienceWatch® website for November 2008 at Fast Moving Front in the Field of Social Sciences. Peter Callas, research associate professor in mathematics and statistics, is a co-author on the paper.