Top European universities in pharmacology

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, 1 January 1999-31 October 2009

January 14, 2010

Rank in EuropeRank in worldInstitutionPapersCitationsCitations per paper
11 University of Dundee 190 6,291 33.11
22 University of Aberdeen 202 6,168 30.53
313 ETH Zurich 250 5,825 23.30
418 University of Zurich 285 6,377 22.38
524 University of Cambridge 381 8,087 21.23
626 University College London 626 13,016 20.79
729 University of Glasgow 308 6,295 20.44
831 Imperial College London 646 13,043 20.19
933 Karolinska Institute 789 15,639 19.82
1036 CNR, Italy 466 9,134 19.60
1147 University of Wurzburg 345 6,37718.48
1249 University of Frankfurt 472 8,714 18.46
1350 University of Geneva 344 6,350 18.46
1452 University of Marburg 321 5,781 18.01
1565 University of Oxford 403 6,893 17.10
1666 CNRS, France 486 8,284 17.05
1777 King’s College London 689 11,370 16.50
1880 University of Mainz 336 5,387 16.03
1981 University of Ferrara 394 6,316 16.03
2082 University of Strathclyde321 5,142 16.02
The data above were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. This data­base, currently covering the period January 1999 to October 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 are for the period indicated.

This ranking is by citations per paper (impact) for European institutions that collected 5,000 or more citations in pharmacology and toxicology 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, 388 institutions are listed in the field of pharmacology and toxicology, so 38,800 institutions were surveyed. Of those, 154 collected 5,000 or more citations. The ranking by citation impact seeks to reveal heavy hitters based on influence, not output.

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