Institution Rankings in Neuroscience & Behavior, 1998-2008

April 2009

The data below were extracted from Thomson Reuters Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. This database, currently covering the period January 1998 through October 2008, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Reuters’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 those publishing fewer papers. This ranking is by citations per paper (impact), among those institutions that have collected 25,000 or more citations in neuroscience and behavior. For papers with multiple institutional addresses, each institution receives full, not fractional, citation credit.

Based on citations per paper among institutions with 25,000 or more citations

Rank Institution Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 Salk Institute for Biological Studies 835 43,559 52.17
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1,070 43,766 40.9
3 Massachusetts General Hospital 2,107 85,593 40.62
4 Rockefeller University 1,066 43,170 40.5
5 California Institute of Technology 661 25,756 38.97
6 Medical Research Council, UK 747 29,079 38.93
7 University of California, San Francisco 3,130 112,195 35.85
8 National Institute of Mental Health, NIH 2,007 70,822 35.29
9 Stanford University 2,573 90,676 35.24
10 Washington University 2,581 90,577 35.09
11 Harvard University 6,455 223,452 34.62
12 University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1,135 38,449 33.88
13 The Scripps Research Institute 987 32,176 32.6
14 University of Cambridge 2,177 69,821 32.07
15 Yale University 3,297 104,908 31.82
16 Baylor College of Medicine 1,410 44,263 31.39
17 National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH 1,914 59,876 31.28
18 University of California, San Diego 3,145 96,066 30.55
19 University of California, Berkeley 911 27,756 30.47
20 Max Planck Society 3,504 105,408 30.08

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, 437 institutions are listed in the field of neuroscience and behavior, meaning that a total of 43,700 institutions were reviewed to obtain these results. Of the 437, 81 institutions collected 25,000 or more citations. The ranking by citations per paper (impact) seeks to reveal “heavy-hitters” based on per paper influence, not mere output.

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