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Institution Rankings In Molecular Biology & Genetics 1997-2007

Based Based on citations per paper among institutions with 50,000 or more citations. Data from Thomson Reuters's Essential Science IndicatorsSM, January 1997 to December 2007.

Rank      Institution Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 COLD SPRING HARBOR LAB, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

701

63,830

91.06

2 SALK INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL STUDIES,
La Jolla, CA, USA

745

56,974

76.48

3 MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

1,917

142,140

74.15

4 MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CTR,
New York, NY, USA

1,112

75,528

67.92

5 EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB, Heidelberg, Germany

1,585

101,325

63.93

6 CANCER RESEARCH UK, various locations, United Kingdom

970

58,740

60.56

7 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CTR, Dallas, TX, USA

1,717

100,954

58.80

8 ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY, New York, NY, USA

1,383

80,473

58.19

9 MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL  HOSPITAL, Boston, MA, USA

1,430

82,974

58.02

10 HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA, USA

8,312

447,853

53.88

The data above were extracted from Thomson Reuters's Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to December 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, 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 50,000 or more citations. This two-pronged analysis seeks to reveal the “heavy hitters,” and in doing so turns up smaller producers with outsized influence.

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, 373 institutions are listed in the field of molecular biology and genetics, meaning that a total of 37,300 institutions were reviewed to obtain these results. Of the 373, 56 institutions collected 50,000 or more citations. Cancer Research UK supports research at many institutions throughout the United Kingdom, and is similar in its organization to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in the United States.

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

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