Thematic Collection and Classics: Methods
MBE now releases a list of articles designated Citation Classics to celebrate and highlight the diversity and impact of MBE publications in molecular evolutionary research. The Early (1983 – 2007) and Recent (2008 – 2012) Citation Classics are selected based on the highest number of citations per year in each period (see below). Overall, a total of 1% of MBE’s publications is given Citation Classic designations. Of these, publications primarily focused on methods for evolutionary analysis are listed below in reverse chronological order.
MBE Recent Citation Classics (2008 – 2012)
- Bayesian inference of species trees from multilocus data (2010)
Heled and Drummond in Volume 27(3) Pp. 570-580.
- Isolation with migration models for more than two populations (2010)
Hey in Volume 27(4) Pp. 905-920.
- An improved general amino acid replacement matrix (2008)
Le and Gascuel in Volume 25(7) Pp. 1307-1320.
MBE Early Citation Classics (1983 – 2007)
- Microsatellite null alleles and estimation of population differentiation (2007)
Chapuis and Estoup in Volume 24(3) Pp. 621-631.
- Application of phylogenetic networks in evolutionary studies (2006)
Huson and Bryant in Volume 23(2) Pp. 254-267.
- Bayes empirical Bayes inference of amino acid sites under positive selection (2005)
Yang and colleagues in Volume 22(4) Pp. 1107-1118.
- Bayesian coalescent inference of past population dynamics from molecular sequences (2005)
Drummond and colleagues in Volume 22(5) Pp. 1185-1192.
- Evaluation of an improved branch-site likelihood method for detecting positive selection at the molecular level (2005)
Zhang and colleagues in Volume 22(12) Pp. 2472-2479.
- Estimating absolute rates of molecular evolution and divergence times: a penalized likelihood approach (2002)
Sanderson in Volume 19(1) Pp. 101-109.
- Statistical properties of new neutrality tests against population growth (2002)
Ramos-Onsins and Rozas in Volume 19(12) Pp. 2092-2100.
- A general empirical model of protein evolution derived from multiple protein families using a maximum-likelihood approach (2001)
Whelan and Goldman in Volume 18(5) Pp. 691-699.
- Selection of conserved blocks from multiple alignments for their use in phylogenetic analysis (2000)
Castresana in Volume 17(4) Pp. 540-552.
- Multiple comparisons of log-likelihoods with applications to phylogenetic inference (1999)
Shimodaira and Hasegawa in Volume 16(8) Pp. 1114-1116.
- Median-joining networks for inferring intraspecific phylogenies (1999)
Bandelt and colleagues in Volume 16(1) Pp. 37-48.
- Quartet puzzling: a quartet maximum-likelihood method for reconstructing tree topologies (1996)
Strimmer and vonHaeseler in Volume 13(7) Pp. 964-969.
- Maximum-likelihood-estimation of molecular haplotype frequencies in a diploid population (1995)
Excoffier and Slatkin in Volume 12(5) Pp. 921-927.
- Estimation of the number of nucleotide substitutions in the control region of mitochondrial-DNA in humans and chimpanzees (1993)
Tamura and Nei in Volume 10(3) Pp. 512-526.
- The neighbor-joining method - a new method for reconstructing phylogenetic trees (1987)
Saitou and Nei in Volume 4(4) Pp. 406-425.
- Simple methods for estimating the numbers of synonymous and nonsynonymous nucleotide substitutions (1986)
Nei and Gojobori in Volume 3(5) Pp. 418-426.
Selection Procedure. For the Early category, life-time citation impacts of publications from 1983 – 2007 were obtained from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge on October 15, 2012. From the resulting set (>3,500), 18 publications reporting biological discoveries and 18 publications reporting methods and resources were designated Early Citation Classics. For the Recent category, seven discovery and seven methods and resources publications were selected based on the highest number of citations per year for publications between 2008 and 2012 (>1,300).
Updated on 19th October 2012
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