Editor's Note: In its continuing examination of university research outside the United States, the newsletter Science Watch recently presented its first analysis of institutions in the United Kingdom. This article from the January/February 1997 issue of Science Watch (8[1]:1, 1997) ranks U.K. universities by the total number of citations of their papers published in 21 fields between 1991 and 1995 and analyzes the citation impact (citations per paper) of these articles. Both analyses are based on data from the Philadelphia-based Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)'s United Kingdom University Indicators on Diskette, 1981-95.

The Science Watch article analyzing the rankings is reprinted here with the permission of the newsletter and ISI, its publisher. For more information on the citation databases and information discussed in the article, contact Christopher King, editor of Science Watch, ISI, 3501 Market St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104; (800) 523-1850, Ext. 1341. Fax: (215) 387-1266. E-mail:...

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