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Scientist Rankings in Microbiology

Data from Thomson Scientific's Essential Science IndicatorsSM, January 1, 1997-October 31, 2007, based on total citations.

Rank      Scientist Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 FRASER, Claire M.
Institute of Genome Sciences,
University of Maryland,
Baltimore, MD, USA
66 10,231 155.02
2 WHITE, Owen
J. Craig Venter Institute,
Rockville, MD, USA and
La Jolla, CA, USA
30 8,907 296.90
3 VENTER, J. Craig
J. Craig Venter Institute,
Rockville, MD, USA and
La Jolla, CA, USA
18 7,600 422.22
4 SODROSKI, Joseph G.
Harvard University and
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Boston, MA, USA
103 6,841 66.42
5 PARKHILL, Julian
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, England
54 6,379 118.13
6 AMANN, Rudolf
Max Planck Institute of
Marine Microbiology,
Bremen, Germany
108 6,329 58.60
7 BARRELL, Barclay G.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, England
23 6,274 272.78
8 QUAIL, Michael A.
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, England
32 6,242 195.06
9 SMITH, Hamilton O.
J. Craig Venter Institute,
Rockville, MD, USA and
La Jolla, CA, USA
15 6,067 404.47
10 RAJANDREAM, Marie-Adele
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus,
Hinxton, Cambridge, England
20 5,661 283.05

The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific's Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to October 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Naturally, scientists publishing large numbers of papers have a greater likelihood of collecting more citations than scientists publishing fewer papers. This ranking is by total citations. For articles with multiple authors, each author receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Another ranking could be based on citations per paper, which reveals weighted impact.

Essential Science Indicators lists authors ranked in the top 1% for a field over a given period, based on total citations. For the current version, 2,358 authors are listed in the field of microbiology, meaning that a total of 235,800 author records were reviewed to obtain these results. Two institutions – the J. Craig Venter Institute and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute – account for seven of 10 names on the list, owing to many highly cited papers from these two organizations reporting complete genome sequences of various microorganisms. Visit Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Scientific.

This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine, reprinted with their permission.        

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