|Rank in China||Rank in World||Journal||Papers||Citations||Citations per paper|
|1||185||Chinese University of Hong Kong||319||3,375||10.58|
|2||188||City University of Hong Kong||1,345||14,185||10.55|
|4||212||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology||714||6,931||9.71|
|6||233||University of Hong Kong||573||5,376||9.38|
|7||241||University of Science and Technology of China||1,674||15,397||9.20|
|11||435||Chinese Academy of Sciences||13,826||89,837||6.50|
|12||445||Tsing Hua University||4,353||,8||6.39|
|13||488||Southwest Jiaotong University||366||2,132||5.83|
|14||500||Hong Kong Polytechnic University||1,579||8,887||5.63|
|17||550||East China University of Science and Technology||597||2,817||4.72|
|18||551||Beijing University of Chemical Technology||460||2,168||4.71|
|20||564||Hefei University of Technology||317||1,384||4.37|
National performance statistics, however, can sometimes mask outstanding performance of individual research institutions in a country. In the table above are listed some Chinese research institutions in the field of materials science, 1999-2009, ranked by citation impact. The average for Chinese papers in this field over this period was 4.41. The world average was 6.44. Thus, the institutions ranked 19th and above exceeded the average for China, and the institutions ranked 11th and above exceeded the world average in this field. The world ranking for each institution in Essential Science Indicators is also provided in the table.
It should be noted that a total of 619 institutions are listed in Essential Science Indicators for materials science, among those that produced at least 100 papers over the period. Only those institutions that rank in the top 1 per cent by total citations are presented in the database.
The top-ranked institutions for China reveal four in Hong Kong as well as two world-class institutions – Peking University and the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei – that frequently turn up among Chinese institutions exhibiting the highest citations per paper performance in specific scientific fields.