6.2 Citations

Figure 6.2.1 tracks the percentage of cited publications for each GSRT Research Center and demonstrates a significant progress in the period 1996-2010. In most cases, the values recorded were above the Greek average. For the most recent 5-year period 2006-2010, the % of cited publications varied between 66.3% and 80.4%, with the exception of ATHENA (Figure 6.2.1). 


Figure 6.2.1



During 1996-2010, there was a remarkable increase in the number of citations to publications issued by "GRST Research Centers" (Figure 6.2.2). The highest numbers were attributed to the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas/ FORTH and the National Center for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS"/NCRS "DEMOKRITOS" –which also accounted for the highest number of publications–. These Centers were followed by the National Hellenic Research Foundation/NHRF, the Hellenic Center for Marine Research/HCMR, the National Observatory of Athens/NOA and the Center for Research and Technology Hellas/CERTH.


Figure 6.2.2



Focusing on the latest 5-year period 2006-2010, Figure 6.2.3 displays the number of citations received for each GSRT Research Center and its corresponding share (%) in total citations across the category “GSRT Research Centers”. The top performing Centres were the following: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas/ FORTH with 15,307 citations (37.9%), National Centre for Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS"/NCRS "DEMOKRITOS" with 11,525 citations (28.5%), National Hellenic Research Foundation/NHRF with 4,348 citations (10.8%), Hellenic Centre for Marine Research/HCMR with 2,375 citations 5.9%),  National Observatory of Athens/NOA with 2,363 citations (5.8%) and Center for Research and Technology Hellas/CERTH with 2,261 citations (5.6%). The remaining Research Centers had a share of less than 5%.


Figure 6.2.3