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Publication Analysis 1998-2009 in Eye and Vision Research

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The European Hotspots by total citations in Eye and Vision Research are England and Germany. Furthermore, the Netherlands, Finland and Austria achieved the highest average citations rates. However, taken together the European performance could not come up with the total publication record in the USA.

Our wish becomes reality! At the beginning of August 2011 the ‘Gateway to Vision Research’ suggested the editors of Lab Times – News for the European Life Sciences, to implement a publication analysis on Eye and Vision research according to their deep knowledge in performing such rankings for all major biomedical disciplines. Now in the recent issue 7 of Lab Times from November 29th, 2011 their results are published (see www.labtimes.org).

So for the first time a European survey took place covering the period from 1998 to 2009. Our congratulations go to the European Top 30 most cited authors in Eye and Vision Research.

Most Cited Authors

Author Citations Articles
1 Alan C. Bird, Moorfields Eye Hosp. Univ. Coll. London 14,58 399
2 John V. Forrester, Ophthalmol. Univ. Aberdeen 10,544 149
3 Wolfgang Drexler, Med. Phys. Med. Univ. Vienna 6,66 148
4 Jost B. Jonas, Ophthalmol. Med. Fac. Mannheim Univ. Heidelberg 6,232 320
5 Paulus T.V.M. De Jong, Ophthalmol. Acad. Med. Ctr. Amsterdam 5,347 106
6 Shomi S. Bhattacharya, Inst. Ophthalmol. Univ. Coll. London 5,314 146
7 Jorge L. Alio, Vissum Inst. Ophtalmol. Alicante 4,981 303
8 Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Ophthalmol. Med. Univ. Vienna 4,773 123
9 Anthony T. Moore, Moorfields Eye Hosp. Univ. Coll. London 4,307 130
10 Andreas Reichenbach, Paul Flechsig Inst. Brain Res. Univ. Leipzig 4,154 182
11 Anselm Kampik, Ophthalmol. Univ. Hosp. Munich 4,019 234
12 Eberhart Zrenner, Eye Hosp. & Ophtalmic Res. Univ. Tübingen 3,809 183
13 Frans P.M. Cremers, Human Genet. Radboud Univ. Nijmegen Med. Ctr. 3,756 104
14 Peng Tee Khaw, Moorfields Eye Hosp. Univ. Coll. London 3,725 130
15 Bernhard H.F. Weber, Human Genet. Univ. Regensburg 3,689 140
16 Robin R. Ali, Inst. Ophthalmol. Univ. Coll. London 3,598 82
17 Heinz Wässle, Max Planck-Inst. Brain Res. Frankfurt 3,558 59
18 William A. Harris, Physiol. Dev. & Neurosci. Univ. Cambridge 3,472 57
19 Oliver Findl, Ophthalmol. Hanusch Hosp. Vienna 3,393 152
20 Jochen Wittbrodt, Ctr. Organismal Studies Univ. Heidelberg 3,379 80
21 Russell G. Foster, Nuffield Lab. Ophthal. J. Radcliffe Hosp. Univ. Oxford 3,321 77
22 Gisèle Soubrane, Ophthalmol. Ctr. Hosp. Intercom. Créteil Univ. Paris 3,307 141
23 Andreas Gal, Human Genet. Univ. Med. Ctr. Hamburg-Eppendorf 3,269 104
24 Pablo Artal, Lab. Opt. Univ. Murcia 3,255 90
25 Paul J. Foster, Moorfields Eye Hosp. Univ. Coll. London 3,179 114
26 Frank G. Holz, Ophthalmol. Univ. Bonn 3,174 171
27 Klaus P. Hofmann, Med. Phys. & Biophys. Charité Univ. Med. Berlin 3,109 68
28 Josef Flammer, Ophthalmol. & Eye Hosp. Univ. Basel 3,056 192
29 Fred W. Fitzke, Inst. Ophthalmol. Univ. Coll. London 3,019 116
30 Innes C. Cuthill, Ecol. of Vision Grp. Sch. Biol. Sci. Univ. Bristol 3,000 80

Worldwide Comparison

Interesting is the worldwide comparison of the publication performance with the comparable methodology described in the original article. Here Europe clearly ranges behind the colleagues from the USA. The latter produced about 13% more articles in expert journals, which attracted almost 35% more citations in total. The worldwide Top 10 ranking in Eye and Vision Research (1998-2009).

... the World

Country Citations Articles Cit./Art.
1 USA 509,036 48,591 10.5
2 England 100,277 10,521 9.5
3 Germany 97,253 10,337 9.4
4 Japan 77,896 9,376 10.5
5 Australia 52,122 4,521 8.3
6 Canada 39,302 4,43 11.5
7 France 29,024 3,959 7.3
8 Netherlands 27,148 1,929 14.1
9 Italy 25,926 2,96 8.8
10 Switzerland 23,897 2,34 10.2

Coming back to Europe

The two big European research countries –England and Germany- dominated the publication analysis in Eye and Vision Research. Adding the figures of England (1st rank), Scotland (8th rank) and Wales (15th rank) together, the United Kingdom clearly is the number one in Europe.

The gap between the first two countries and France, third in the list, is considerably wider than in most of the other biomedical disciplines analyzed so far (see www.labtimes.org/labtimes/ranking/index.html)

... Europe

Country Citations Articles Cit./Art.
1 England 100,277 10,521 9.5
2 Germany 97,253 10,337 9.4
3 France 29,024 3,959 7.3
4 Netherlands 27,148 1,929 14.1
5 Italy 25,926 2,96 8.8
6 Switzerland 23,897 2,34 10.2
7 Spain 22,620 2,119 10.7
8 Scotland 14,817 1,39 10.7
9 Austria 14,638 1,281 11.4
10 Sweden 13,272 1,213 10.9
11 Israel 12,792 1,587 8.1
12 Turkey 12,373 2,207 5.6
13 Ireland 7,395 822 9.0
14 Finland 7,145 538 13.3
15 Wales 6,760 657 10.3
16 Greece 6,606 771 8.6
17 Belgium 5,397 630 8.6
18 Denmark 4,966 484 10.3
19 Hungary 2,762 335 8.2
20 Portugal 2,709 267 10.2

The Competition in the field of bio-medicine

Last not least a word to our competitors in the field of bio-medicine. Looking at the total figure of Europe in research fields like neuroscience, cardiovascular research, dermatology or otorhinolaryngology it demonstrates that vision research performs very well in respect to other medical disciplines.

Research Area Citations Articles Cit./Art.
Basic Neurosciences 2,891,616 165,014 17.5 (1996-2007)
Clinical Neurosciences 1,320,063 130,288 10.1 (1997-2008)
Cardiovascular Research 1,294,943 119,41 10.8 (1996-2007)
Rheumatology 398,537 44,139 9.0 (1997-2008)
Eye and Vision research 378,672 42,946 8.8 (1998-2009)
Dermatology 273,128 44,976 6.1 (1996-2006)
Urology Research 257,499 29,946 8.6 (1997-2008)
Otorhinolaryngology 136,201 21,945 6.2 (1998-2009)
Pain Research 341,04 43,377 7.9 (1998-2009)
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