Top 10 European institutions in chemistry

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators database, 1 January 1999 through 28 February 2009

July 2, 2009

Euro rankWorld rankInstitutionPapersCitationsCitations per paper
113ETH Zurich, Switzerland4,590 77,546 16.89
214Max Planck Society, Germany10,858 181,266 16.69
315Imperial College London, UK3,281 54,399 16.58
416University of Cambridge, UK4,374 70,872 16.20
517University of Strasbourg 1, France3,331 53,573 16.08
619Technical University of Munich, Germany3,216 50,021 15.55
721University of Oxford, UK4,117 57,885 14.06
824National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France8,000 95,964 12.00
9National Research Council (CNR), Italy6,298 68,547 10.88
1029National Research Council (CSIC), Spain6,888 70,091 10.18
The data above were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. This database, currently covering the period January 1999 through February 2009, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and the Thomson Reuters journal-to-category field-definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Naturally, institutions publishing large numbers of papers have a greater likelihood of collecting more citations than those publishing fewer papers.

This ranking is by citations per paper (impact), among those European institutions that have collected 50,000 or more citations in chemistry during the period. For papers with multiple institutional addresses, each institution receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Essential Science Indicators lists institutions ranked in the top 1 per cent for a field over a given period, based on total citations. For the current version, 892 institutions are listed in the field of chemistry, meaning that a total of 89,200 institutions were surveyed to obtain these results. Of the 892, 32 institutions collected 50,000 or more citations. The ranking by citations per paper (impact) seeks to reveal “heavy-hitters” based on per paper influence, not mere output. Also appearing is the world rank by impact for each of these European institutions.

For more information on the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators database, see http://scientific.thomsonreuters.com/products/esi.

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