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Institutional Rankings in Environment and Ecology 1998-2008

Based on citations per paper among institutions with 10,000 or more citations. Data from Thomson Reuters's Essential Science IndicatorsSM, January 1998 to February 2008.

Rank      Institution Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 Stanford University,
Stanford, CA, USA
1,020 21,318 20.90
2 University of California, Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA, USA
823 16,099 19.56
3 Princeton University,
Princeton, NJ, USA
555 10,852 19.55
4 Smithsonian Institution,
Washington, DC, USA
939 17,964 19.13
5 University of California, Santa Cruz,
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
583 10,965 18.81
6 University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh, Scotland
663 12,411 18.72
7 University of Sheffield,
Sheffield, England
789 14,357 18.20
8 University of Oxford,
Oxford, England
699 12,655 18.10
9 University of Alaska,
Fairbanks and other campuses, AK, USA
657 11,706 17.82
10 Max Planck Society,
various locations, Germany
1,008 17,861 17.72
11 Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI, USA
1,124 19,482 17.33
12 Duke University,
Durham, NC, USA
1,136 19,560 17.22
13 Umea University,
Umea, Sweden
641 10,979 17.13
14 University of London Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine,
London, England
986 16,790 17.03
15 Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA, USA
1,134 19,172 16.91
16 University of Minnesota,
St. Paul, MN, USA
1,488 24,620 16.55
17 University of Maryland,
College Park, MD, USA
1,157 18,605 16.08
18 Arizona State University,
Tempe, AZ, USA
687 10,827 15.76
19 University of Wisconsin,
Madison and other campuses, WI, USA
1,801 28,372 15.75
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Environmental Science and Technology,
Duebendorf, Switzerland
697 10,974 15.74

The data above were extracted from Thomson Reuters's Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1998 to February 2008, 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, institutions publishing large numbers of papers have a greater likelihood of collecting more citations than scientists publishing fewer papers. This ranking is by citations per paper (impact), among those institutions that have collected 10,000 or more citations in environment and ecology journals. For papers with multiple institutional addresses, each institution receives full, not fractional, citation credit.

Essential Science Indicators lists institutions ranked in the top 1% for a field over a given period, based on total citations. For the current version, 461 institutions are listed in the field of environment and ecology, meaning that a total of 46,100 institutions were reviewed to obtain these results. Of the 461, 61 institutions collected 10,000 or more citations in environment and ecology. US institutions take the top five places in this ranking, and a total of 13 in this list of the top 20 by citations per paper. UK institutions rank 6th, 7th, 8th, and 14th. Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland are represented by one institution each. Of course, the Max Planck Society represents several locations. Visit Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters.       

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

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