Top 25 Performing Universities in Top-cited Publications

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  • In this list we present the U-Multirank 2018 top performers on the indicator ‘top cited publications’.

  • This is a measure of international research excellence, showing universities with well over 10 per cent of their publications in the top decile of frequently cited articles worldwide. Frequent citations indicate that these publications play an important and influental role in the academic discussions. For some (small) institutions the share of top cited publications is based on a small number of publications.

  • US universities are most successful in terms of the high impact of their academic research: the majority of top ranked institutions (16, as in 2017) are from the US. Among the top 25 are nine institutions from Europe, seven out of them from the UK. One university with top cited publications is from Israel. While some Asian universities score high on academic output (number of publications) they are not among the institutions with the highest citation impact.

  • The 25 top performers in top-cited publications are:

  • •  The Rockefeller University (United States)
    •  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
    •  London Business School (United Kingdom)
    •  The Institute of Cancer Research (United Kingdom)
    •  Harvard University (United States)
    •  Stanford University (United States)
    •  Princeton University (United States)
    •  University of California, Berkeley (United States)
    •  California Institute of Technology (United States)
    •  Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
    •  Rice University (United States)
    •  MODUL University Vienna (Austria)
    •  University of California, Santa Barbara (United States)
    •  Yale University (United States)
    •  University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
    •  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (United Kingdom)
    •  University of California, San Francisco (United States)
    •  University of Chicago (United States)
    •  The London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)
    •  St Mary's University, Twickenham (United Kingdom)
    •  University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
    •  Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norway)
    •  University of Massachusetts Medical School (United States)
    •  Mount Sinai School of Medicine (United States)
    •  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (United States)
  • The list is sorted by indicator scores in descending order; possible ties are not marked.

    Information about the indicator:

  • Indicator Top cited publications
    Dimension Research
    Definition The proportion of the university's research publications that, compared to other publications in the same field and in the same year, belong to the top 10 per cent most frequently cited worldwide.
    Data source CWTS/Thomson Reuters - Web of Science Core Collection
    Time reference Publications: period 2013 - 2016; citations until 3rd quarter 2016


Posted by MODUL University Dubai on 11 Jun 2018

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