Citation Analysis Reveals Immunology's Elite Researchers And Institutions

Editor's Note: Recently, the newsletter Science Watch--published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in Philadelphia--ranked the citation records of immunology papers published from 1990 to 1994 (6:1-2, May 1995). The report was an update of a similar Science Watch survey of the literature for 1986 to 1990, published three years ago. The recent study, however, also included a listing of highly cited authors, ordered according to the number of citations to their published works in

The Scientist Staff
Sep 3, 1995

Editor's Note: Recently, the newsletter Science Watch--published by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) in Philadelphia--ranked the citation records of immunology papers published from 1990 to 1994 (6:1-2, May 1995). The report was an update of a similar Science Watch survey of the literature for 1986 to 1990, published three years ago. The recent study, however, also included a listing of highly cited authors, ordered according to the number of citations to their published works in the field of immunology.

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Although the 1986-90 and 1990-94 reviews used different criteria for their examination of ISI's citation database, the highest-cited institutions in several categories remained the same: Harvard University for United States-based academic institutions; the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver for independent research centers; Palo Alto, Calif.-based DNAX Inc. for industry; the University of...

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