SCUT’s agricultural science debuts in ESI’s global top 0.1% ranking
2018-01-13 readCount:651

According to the latest update of Clarivate Analytics’s Essential Science Indicators (ESI) database, the research impact of SCUT’s agricultural science was ranked within the world’s leading 0.1% for the first time.
The database was updated on January 11, presenting statistical results that covered a 10-year plus 10-month period, from January 2007 to October 2017, during which researchers of SCUT published 1,331 papers that are related to agricultural science on the ESI’s indexed journals, while 15,977 citation times of these papers were recorded.
This is SCUT’s fourth subject area that has been highlighted by the ESI’s worldwide top 0.1% rankings. The other three are engineering, materials science, and chemistry, marking SCUT as the fifth best among all universities of China and the leading first in South China.
Besides, the university has other five subject areas including biology and biochemistry, physics, computer science, environment and ecology, and clinical medicine ranked within the global top 1%.
Most of SCUT’s research contribution related to agricultural science can be categorized in two sub-fields, concerning food science and engineering, or light industry technology and engineering.
It is worth to mention that agricultural science was also named one of SCUT’s four key fields that were included in China’s Double World Class project, which was announced in last September as a national priority to elevate some of the country's best higher education institutions and their strongest academic disciplines to a world-class level.
The ESI database, developed by Clarivate Analytics, which was formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, is a unique compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals around the world and the citations to those articles. It is a primary benchmark tool for evaluating research performances and impacts of universities and research institutions, as well as for countries and regions.

Sources from the Office of Development Strategy and Planning, and the School of Food Science and Engineering
Translated by Xu Peimu
Edited by Xu Peimu and Cheng Yu