Sci-Bytes> Top 30 Research Institutions in Oceanography, 2000-2010
Week of May 15, 2011
Ranked by citation impact for highly cited papers (among those with 10 or more highly cited papers).
|1||University of Otago, New Zealand||11||1,628||148.00|
|4||Rutgers State University, USA||10||1,268||126.80|
|5||University of Washington, USA||21||2,662||126.76|
|6||University of East Anglia, UK||11||1,367||124.27|
|7||National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA||10||1,147||114.70|
|8||Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK||15||1,699||113.27|
|9||Princeton University, USA||10||1,097||109.70|
|10||University of Southern California, USA||10||1,073||107.30|
|11||University of California Santa Barbara, USA||18||1,895||105.28|
|12||University of Tokyo, Japan||10||1,018||101.80|
|13||National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New Zealand||16||1,604||100.25|
|14||University of Hawaii, USA||20||1,991||99.55|
|16||Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar & Marine Research, Germany||18||1,757||97.61|
|17||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, USA||43||4,179||97.19|
|18||University of California Santa Cruz, USA||11||1,053||95.73|
|20||University of Tasmania, Australia||12||1,077||89.75|
|21||University of California San Diego, USA||23||2,020||87.83|
|22||Oregon State University, USA||12||1,009||84.08|
|23||University of Miami, USA||20||1,527||76.35|
|24||Texas A&M University, USA||10||751||75.10|
|25||Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA||19||1,301||68.47|
|26||Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Canada||10||638||63.80|
|27||Dalhousie University, Canada||11||563||51.18|
|29||Ghent University, Belgium||10||384||38.40|
|30||Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM GEOMAR), Germany||10||244||24.40|
|From Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database, January 1, 2000 - December 31, 2010.|
The table above features the top 30 universities and other research organizations in the field of oceanography based on citations per paper to highly cited papers published since 2000. Highly cited papers are defined in the Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators database, from which these statistics derive, as ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication. Some 387 oceanography papers were identified as highly cited during the eleven year period 2000 to 2010, and these were cited a total of 35,539 times, for an average of 91.83. Thus, the top ranked 18 institutions not only excelled in citation impact in terms of their highly cited papers but also surpassed the average score for such influential reports.
In terms of number of highly cited papers, as well as total citations, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute comes first, followed by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the University of California San Diego (by papers) or the University of Washington (by citations). Ken Buesseler of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, whose specialty is marine geochemistry, is the researcher with the greatest number of highly cited papers (10) as well as total citations to his highly cited papers (1,558). Buesseler is currently monitoring the release of radioactive particles from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, as he did previously at the time of the Chernobyl accident (view article).
The nations represented by these 30 institutions include, in rank order, United States (17), Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, United Kingdom (2 each), and Belgium, Japan, and Spain (1 each).
Oceanography as defined here encompasses many specific disciplines and their journals including marine biology, limnology, fisheries science, ecology, geochemistry and geophysics, meteorology and atmospheric sciences, ocean engineering, environmental sciences, and others. Papers published in multidisciplinary journals such as Science and Nature, which could be identified as related to oceanography, were also included in this analysis.
This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine.
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