ESI July update: SCUT’s environment & ecology debuts in global top 1%
July 25,2017 10:55:50 readCount:260
According to the latest update of Clarivate Analytics’s Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database, the research performance and impact of SCUT’s environment and ecology entered the world’s leading 1% for the first time.
The update was released on July 13, presenting statistical results covering a 10-year plus 4-month period, from January 2007 to April 2017. Researchers of SCUT published 464 papers in environment and ecology, with 3,476 citation times, on ESI’s listed journals during this period.
This is the eighth subject area of SCUT that entered ESI’s worldwide rankings. The other seven are engineering, materials science and chemistry placed in the global 1‰, and agricultural sciences, biology and biochemistry, physics, and computer science in the global 1%. The rankings made SCUT the sixth best across universities in China, and the first in Guangdong province.
Up till now, SCUT had 21,469 papers published on ESI’s listed journals, with citation times up to 235,905. The number put SCUT at the 457th place among all the 5,465 institutions in the global 1% lists.
Developed by Clarivate Analytics, which was formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the ESI database is a compilation of science trend statistics drawn from more than 10 million articles in more than 12,000 journals from around the world. It is a primary benchmark tool for evaluating research performances and impacts of universities, academic institutions, countries, and regions.

Source from the Development and Planning Department and the School of Environment and Energy
Translated by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Deng Langchu