Mapping scientific excellence

Several months back, the MIT Technology Review highlighted this map of scientific research establishments, colour-coded by the estimated probability of publishing “excellent” papers (papers which belong to the 10% most-cited papers within their subject category). Some interesting patterns are visible.

See also the map website (which needs a password, obtainable by email) and the ArXiv paper “Ranking and mapping of universities and research-focused institutions worldwide based on highly-cited papers: A visualization of results from multi-level models” by Lutz Bornmann, Moritz Stefaner, Felix de Moya Anegon, and Ruediger Mutz.