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date: Fri Nov 13 08:22:13 2009
from: Phil Jones <>
subject: Re: [Fwd: Your Submission]
to: Tom Wigley <>

I've had a few more emails from ISI about this. The papers only get picked for this
exercise if they have climate change or global warming in the titles or in their key words.
I've pointed out that this is a very poor way of determining who write well cited papers in
the field.
I see lower down that the person at ISI has just sent me something else, so I may send
something else this morning once I've read that.
With ResearchID I have 16,600 cites from 1989 onwards and an H of 66 after having got
rid of the other PDJs. I think I have this OK now, as I have 274 papers in the list and my
own CV says 277. This doesn't get chapters in books.
At 21:16 12/11/2009, you wrote:

This is weird. I used Web of Knowledge, "create citation report", and
added 1999 thru 2009 numbers. Can't do you becoz of the too many PDJs
Here are 3 results ...
Kevin Trenberth, 9049
Me, 5523
Ben, 2407
The max on their list has only 3365 cites over this period.
Analyses like these by people who don't know the field are useless.
A good example is Naomi Oreskes work.
Phil Jones wrote:

The attached maybe of interest in relation to what the Greenland ice cores really
show. This has been in the works for ages, so I may have sent this before. It now
appears to be finally accepted. Diagrams will hopefully be better when it appears on the
QSR site.
PS - on the citation counts I got this from another branch at ISI. Reattached their
attachment. I've yet to look at this in detail. I'll try and find out who the top ten
are in the this CC area.
Hi Phil,

While we are the same company that does and ResearcherID, they're
actually a separate departments from mine. However, if you like, I can shoot an inquiry
over to them about your book chapter question -- I'm not sure what their inclusion
criteria are.

/'s/ Climate Change analysis can be found here:
te/>. If you click on the Authors section, you will see that you are ranked at #4 by
total cites. This is based on our analysis of papers published between January 1, 1999
and June 30, 2009 containing the keywords "climate change*" or "global warm*" in the
titles, abstracts, or keyword sections. The list of your papers that were picked up in
our analysis is contained in the attached spreadsheet.

You mentioned there was another PD Jones...I'm really hoping we don't have two PD
Joneses tangled up in our analysis, but if we do, my apologies, and I'll see that it's
sorted out! If you spot papers that aren't yours in the spreadsheet, just let me know
which ones they are and I'll take care of things.

Now, in terms of the actual interview, what we would like from you is to have you answer
a few questions via email about your work, or to have a brief interview via telephone
with one of our writers -- whichever fits best with your schedule and preferences. The
timing is also very flexible. If you would be willing to do so, please let me know what
your choice is, and I will set things up.
In the meantime, if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please feel
free to contact me. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Best regards,

*Jennifer L. Minnick
*Editorial Coordinator,/ Essential Science Indicators/
*Thomson Reuters*
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Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 22:02:54 +0100
From: Bo Vinther <>
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Dear Katrine, Dorthe, Phil, Keith, Sigf�s and Henrik
Just a quick mail here form Christchurch, NZ, to let you know that our paper on seasonal
stable isotope data has been accepted for publication in QSR.
I have attached the latest version I have - QSR will make this version of the paper
available (and give it a DOI-number) on their web-site within the next few days or so.
Thank you very much for all your help drafting and revising this paper!
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Your Submission
Date: 3 Nov 2009 17:07:35 +0000
From: Quaternary Science Reviews <> <[7]>
To: <[8]>
Ms. Ref. No.: JQSR-D-08-00106R1
Title: Climatic signals in multiple highly resolved stable isotope
records from Greenland
Quaternary Science Reviews
Dear Dr. Bo M Vinther,
I sent your paper out for re-review to one of the original referees, who
has replied stating that she/he was very satisfied with the changes
made. I have also been through the paper and appreciate the
detailed responses to the issues raised.
On this basis, I am pleased to confirm that your paper "Climatic
signals in multiple highly resolved stable isotope records from
Greenland" has been accepted for publication in Quaternary Science
Thank you for submitting your work to this journal.
With kind regards,
Antony Long
Quaternary Science Reviews

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email

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