Science Research Date: February 20, 1995, pp.14

Editor's Note: Along with such familiar rankings of United States universities published in U.S. News & World Report and the Chronicle of Higher Education, which are based in part on funding levels and alumni surveys, provosts and presidents can gauge how their faculty's research stacks up against the competition by examining citation information. Using University Science Indicators on Diskette, a new database from the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), the newsletter Science Watch conducted a comparison--covering more than 100 U.S. universities--of citations to research in a number of disciplines. A two-part series, listing the top 10 universities--based on citation impact--in 21 fields within the biological, physical, and social sciences for the years 1981-93, appeared in the October and November 1994 issues of the newsletter. Following is the portion of the series that covers life science research, reprinted here with permission of ISI...

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