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INSTITUTIONAL INTERVIEWS - 2008

In these interviews and essays, ScienceWatch.com from Clarivate Analytics offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at research coming out of highly cited institutions and organizations. In addition, ScienceWatch.com provides selected overall and field rankings as well as pertinent statistics on the principles behind the data.

Featured Institutions in 2008:


December 2008

HARVARD UNIVERSITY Minding the Mind: The Top 20 Institutions in Psychiatry & Psychology

This month, ScienceWatch.com presents a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the fourth bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM (January 1, 1998-August 31, 2008) attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed Psychiatry & Psychology journals. These institutions are the top 20 out of a pool of 360 institutions comprising the top 1% ranked by total citation count in this field.
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November 2008

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY Sobering Thoughts: College Student Drinking Research, the Top 20 Institutions

This month, ScienceWatch.com presents a listing of the top 20 institutions which, according to our Special Topic on underage/college drinking, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published on the topic in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals. These institutions are the top 20 ranked by total cites out of a pool of 1,392 institutions publishing on this topic, based on a string of keywords, including "underage," "college," "alcohol," and "drinking." Interestingly enough, all 20 institutions are US-based, despite the fact that research on illicit substance abuse is not limited to the US.
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October 2008

Keyboard and finger The 20 Most-Cited Institutions in Computer Science, 1998-2008

This month, ScienceWatch.com presents a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the third bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM (January 1, 1998-June 30, 2008) attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Clarivate Analytics-indexed Computer Science journals. These institutions are the top 20 out of a pool of 321 institutions comprising the top 1% ranked by total citation count in this field.
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September 2008

George Washington University George Washington University, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine

In an analysis published in ScienceWatch.com in July of this year, George Washington University was named a Rising Star in the field of Microbiology. In Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Clarivate Analytics, GWU's citation record in this field includes 156 papers cited a total of 5,230 times. Correspondent Gary Taubes talks with Dr. Peter Hotez, Professor and Chair of GWU's Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, about the history and development of the department.
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August 2008

Ghent University, Department of Plant Systems Biology Ghent University, Department of Plant Systems Biology

A recent analysis of papers in plant biology highlighted the huge output of papers by the Department of Plant Systems Biology at Ghent University in Belgium. According to Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Clarivate Analytics, the university ranks at #31 worldwide among institutions in Plant & Animal Science. In this interview, ScienceWatch.com correspondent Simon Mitton talks to the Director of the Department, Professor Dirk Inzé, about the Department's history and the place of plant research work in the world today.
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July 2008

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

In this month's Rising Star analysis, ScienceWatch.com recognizes the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) as having the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Geosciences from December 2007 to February 2008. The INGV consists of several research sections located throughout Italy, and includes monitoring networks for earthquakes, volcanoes, and other geophysical phenomena. In this interview, President Enzo Boschi talks with us about the INGV's history and citation achievements.
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June 2008

Social Sciences, general Top 20 Institutions in Social Sciences, general

ScienceWatch.com presents a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the first bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators (January 1, 1998-February 29, 2008) attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed Social Sciences journals. These institutions are the top 20 out of a pool of 563 institutions comprising the top 1% ranked by total citation count in this field.
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May 2008

University of Maribor University of Maribor

A recent analysis of data from Essential Science Indicators from Clarivate Analytics named the University of Maribor a New Entrant in the field of Physics. The University's current citation record in Physics includes 511 papers cited 4,580 times. This month, Prof. Dr. Natasa Vaupotic, the Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, talks with ScienceWatch.com about the development of physics research at the University of Maribor.
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April 2008

Plant & Animal Sciences Top 20 Institutions in Plant & Animal Science

This month, ScienceWatch.com presents a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the sixth bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Scientific, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Scientific-indexed Plant & Animal Science journals. These institutions are the top 20 out of a pool of 768 institutions comprising the top 1% ranked by total citation count in this field.
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March 2008

University of Rochester's Professor Fehn University of Rochester

According to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Scientific, the University of Rochester has moved into the top 1% of the database in the field of Geosciences. In this interview, Professor Fehn talks with ScienceWatch.com about the history and current activities of Geosciences at Rochester.
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February 2008

Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology is wielding an increasing impact in the field of Economics & Business, having achieved the highest percent increase in total citations in this field according to a recent analysis of Essential Science Indicators data. Georgia Tech’s current citation record in Economics & Business includes 338 papers cited a total of 2,278 times to date. Representatives of the Georgia Tech College of Management talk to ScienceWatch.com about the school’s history and citation achievements.
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