Table 2

Number of publications (N), h-index, impact index () and modified impact index () for the top 10 European universities in life sciences and biomedicine according to Times Higher Education1 (based on publications occurring during 2002–2006 from 36 medical fields).

University

Country

Rank according to THE1

N

h-index

Impact index

Modified impact index


Oxford

UK

2

5578

105

2.259

1.403


Edinburgh

UK

5

3318

77

2.088

1.296


Cambridge

UK

1

5605

96

2.061

1.280


Bristol

UK

9

3309

72

1.955

1.214


Imperial

UK

3

10624

118

1.906

1.184


Uppsala

Sweden

7

4073

77

1.906

1.183


Heidelberg

Germany

8

5785

86

1.821

1.131


Louis Pasteur Strasbourg I

France

10

1315

43

1.760

1.093


UCL

UK

4

12662

115

1.718

1.067


King's College

UK

6

8980

95

1.654

1.027


MII values > 1 indicate that an institution performs better in terms of its h-index that it would be expected, given the number of publications it produces.

1 Times Higher Education – QS World University Rankings 2007 – Life Sciences and Biomedicine (rank among European Universities)

Sypsa and Hatzakis BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009 9:33   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-9-33

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