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News Story - BAS ranked in top ten British institutions in environment and ecology

Date: 10 Aug 2010

British Antarctic Survey ranked 9th in a survey of 303 British institutions which have produced the most influential papers of the last ten years in the category of environmental sciences and ecology, according to a survey published by Times Higher Education in July.

The survey calculated the average number of times research papers were cited in articles by other scientists during the period from January 2000 to February 2010 to reveal an impact factor for each institution. Times Higher Education stated that ranking by citation impact reveals the ‘heavy hitters’ based on per paper influence, not mere output.

British Antarctic Survey published 364 journal articles (in publications indexed by Thomson Reuters) in the environmental and ecology category and these papers were cited in other research papers on more than 6000 occasions — an average of 17.74 citations per paper.