Friday, May 05, 2006

USDA Agriculture Research Service: Most Cited GIS Publications

Here are the top 10 institutions that have contributed to the most highly cited works in the field of GIS.
  1. USDA Agriculture Research Service
  2. US Geological Survey
  3. University of North Carolina
  4. University of California, Santa Barbara
  5. University of Wisconsin
  6. Colorado State University
  7. University of Minnesota
  8. University of Illinois
  9. Ohio State University
  10. Purdue University
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I attended a product demonstration this morning from an ISI rep who demonstrated the Web of Knowledge product. The one thing I really took from the demo is a new (to me) feature called 'Analyze Results'. It allows you to "view rankings and histograms of the authors, journals, etc. for [a] set of records." I searched the Web of Science database for the Topic of GIS (TS=(geographic information systems)). Of the 2000 most cited articles within the results, the 10 institutions above contributed the most, with the USDA ARS topping the list. A similar list can also be compiled by author, or by authors within a particular university. Very powerful.