Ranking of Worldwide Research Institutions

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published: 20 August 2012
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  • Source / Publisher: SIR - SCImago Institutions Rankings
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The fourth edition of the Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR),
the SIR World Reports 2012, is the most comprehensive ranking of Worldwide Research Institutions. The ranking now includes 3,290 institutions that together are responsible for more than 80 % of worldwide scientific output during the term 2006–2010 as indexed in Elsevier's Scopus database.




WR/RR/CR World/Region/Country Rank
AF Africa; AS Asia; EE Eastern Europe; LA Latin America; ME Middle East; NA Northern America; OC Oceania; WE Western Europe
GO Government; HE Higher Education; HL Health; PR Private; OT Others
IC International Collaboration; NI Normalized Impact NI values relate the citation an institution receive comparing to world average which is equals to one; Q1 institution’s ability to put its scientific production within the best scholarly journals; SI Specialization Index indicates the specialization degree of institutions by characterizing the thematic dispersion (concentration) of their outputs.


SIR World Report 2012 IS NOT A LEAGUE TABLE. The ranking parameter – the scientific output of institutions-- should be understood as a default rank, not as a final ranking proposal. But users are free to organize the high quality data provided for building, under their own responsibility and citing the source of data, customized rankings or reports as they wish.


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    Harvard remains the number one in the world for the tenth year; five Chinese universities move into the Top 500 for the first time

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