Feb 2nd, 2010 by Randy Reichardt
.: This article appeared in ScienceWatch, and is an interesting read.
This month, ScienceWatch.com presents a listing of the top 20 institutions which, as of the fifth bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM (January 1, 1999-October 31, 2009) attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed Engineering journals. These institutions are the top 20 out of a pool of 1,084 institutions comprising the top 1% ranked by total citation count in this field.
There are no Canadian institutions in the Top 20 list.
The list, however, can be considered a bit misleading. A better ranking may have been by cites per paper, in which case Stanford would have been ranked #1. Also, perhaps the Top 50 schools, ranked by cites per paper, might include smaller schools, which be default would have a smaller number of papers published and therefore would not have made a Top 20 list based on said number of papers published.