Estonian Review (BNS)
Five new scientists at the University of Tartu in southern Estonia have been added to the one percent of the most-quoted scientists throughout the world and as a result there are now 20 University of Tartu scientists among the 25 most-quoted Estonian scientists.
At the beginning of September the database of the Thomson Reuters Web of Science (Essential Science Indicators - ESI) overview was renewed and five new scientists were added to it from the University of Tartu, a press officer for the University of Tartu told BNS.
Estonian scientists on the list were environmental science and ecology sphere researcher Anto Aasa with 551 quotations, Rein Ahas with 564, and Ülo Mander with 537 quotations. In the molecular biology and genetics sphere, researchers Markus Perola and Reedik Mägi, who work on the transition genomic project, made it into the number of the most-quoted researchers with 2 200 and 1 422 quotes respectively.
If the number of quotations from Estonian scientists continues to grow at the same pace, then the influence of Estonian science should catch up with the world average level by the end 2014, which would mean being part of the world's twenty best science centres.
The most quoted spheres of science in which University of Tartu researchers have arrived among the best one percent are chemistry, clinical medicine, animal and plant science, environmental science and ecology, general social sciences, biosciences, material science, geosciences, and technical science.
Five More Scientists From University of Tartu Added to Most-Quoted Scientists List