Top 25 Asia-Pacific institutions in chemistry

August 5, 2010

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, January 2000-April 2010

Asia rankWorld rankInstitution Papers CitationsCitations per paper
155 Pohang University of Science and Technology1,817 33,502 18.44
282 University of Hong Kong1,377 23,6 17.16
387 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology1,774 29,946 16.88
4105 Japan Science and Technology Agency5,084 80,881 15.91
5107 University of Tokyo7,749 122,612 15.82
6123 Institute for Molecular Science, Okazaki 1,363 20,655 15.15
71 Kyoto University8,728 130,629 14.97
8129 University of New South Wales1,702 25,388 14.92
9139 Chinese University of Hong Kong1,118 16,148 14.44
10143 Nagoya University3,759 53,665 14.28
11165 University of Melbourne1,566 21,165 13.52
12174 Tokyo Metropolitan University1,075 14,421 13.41
13184 National University of Singapore4,437 58,106 13.10
14188 Chiba University1,863 24,177 12.98
15189 Hong Kong Polytechnic University1,178 15,6 12.97
16190 Tohoku University5,760 74,614 12.95
17191 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology2,666 34,184 12.82
18198 University of Sydney1,979 25,018 12.64
19201 Monash University2,075 26,038 12.55
20205 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan6,636 82,780 12.47
21211 Osaka University6,921 85,741 12.39
22213 Australian National University1,626 19,957 12.
23215 Kyushu University4,537 55,017 12.13
24219 Seoul National University4,068 48,973 12.04
25220 Hokkaido University4,101 49,329 12.03


The data above were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. This database 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. Individual papers published in influential multidisciplinary journals such as Nature and Science are also assigned to their appropriate fields. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated.

This ranking is by citations per paper (impact) for Asian institutions that published 1,000 or more papers in chemistry during the period. The ranking by citation impact seeks to reveal “heavy-hitters” based on per paper influence, not mere output or total citations. 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, 923 institutions are listed in the field of chemistry, meaning that a total of 92,300 institutions were surveyed to obtain these results. Of the 923, 410 institutions published 1,000 or more papers. Asian institutions accounted for 114 of the 410.

The nations represented in the top 25 are: Japan (12), Australia (5), China (4), South Korea (3), and Singapore (1). Also appearing is the world rank by impact for each institution.

For more information, see http://science.thomsonreuters.com/products/esi

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