4.2 Citations

Figure 4.2.1 1 demostrates, the percentage (%) of cited publications for each University, and levels of growth over the period 1996-2010. An increasing trend was observed for all Universities, with the University of Crete/UOC, achieving the best performance.

The percentage (%) of cited publications was above Greek average (65.5%) for  the following institutions: the University of Crete/UOC (74.2%), the Agricultural University of Athens/AUA (70.3%), the Harokopio University of Athens/HUA (70.3%), the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens/UOA (68.4%), the University of Thessaly/UTH (66.4%) and the University of Patras/UOP (66.3%).


Figure 4.2.1



There was growth in the number of citations received by publications of all Universities (Figure 4.2.2). Universities were ranked as follows in decreasing order of the number of citations received by their publications: National & Kapodistrian University (UOA), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), University of Crete (UOC), University of Ioannina (UOI), University of Patras (UOP), National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), University of Thessaly (UTH) and Demokritos University of Thrace (DUTH).


Figure 4.2.2



The Universities with a share of citations in the total citations of the category “Universities” higher than 10% were the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens/UOA (58,803 publications; a 32.9% share), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/AUTH (32.469 publications; a share of 18.2%), the University of Crete/UOC (23,755 publications; a share of 13.3%), the University of Patras/UOP (22,093 publications; a share of 12.4%) and the University of Ioannina/UOI (20,705 publications; a share of 11.6%). The remaining Universities had less than a 10% share (Figure 4.2.3)


Figure 4.2.3