Survey Identifies Highest Impact Institutions, 2003-2007
PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, July 7 /CNW/ -- The Scientific business of
Thomson Reuters today announced results of a study assessing high-impact
research by the United Kingdom's top-cited institutions and researchers. In
the May/June issue of Science Watch and on ScienceWatch.com, Thomson Reuters
analyzes data from its Essential Science Indictors to identify "high-impact
papers" that rank among the top one percent most-cited, by field, for their
respective years of publication, 2003-2007. From the resulting file of
approximately 6,000 high-impact papers, Science Watch highlighted the
institutions and researchers most heavily represented.
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University of Oxford claims the top spot with an impressive 47,392
citations over the five-year period. Ranking second is the University of
Cambridge with 44,140 citations, while Imperial College of London completes
the top three with 41,042 citations.
For this survey, Thomson Reuters also analyzed 'citation impact' to
provide another indicator of research influence in the scientific community.
"Larger institutions publish more papers and therefore usually lead the pack
when it comes to citations," said Christopher King, editor of Science Watch.
"By measuring citation impact, we can highlight the important contributions
smaller institutions make to scientific discourse."
According to the measure of citation impact (or average number of
citations per paper), Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute produced the highest
score with an average citation impact of 136.7. The European Bioinformatics
Institute took second place with an average citation impact of 133.3; Cancer
Research UK closely followed with an average of 130.7 cites per paper.
For in-depth results from the survey, including analysis of the Hottest
U.K. authors, visit the recently launched ScienceWatch.com. ScienceWatch.com
combines the latest Science Watch newsletter material with regularly updated
data, analyses, interviews, and commentary.
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