Friday, March 21, 2014

Citations: some numbers from Denmark

Just out of curiosity I checked Web of Science (WOS) and found:

The most cited paper with a co-author working in Denmark is "Improved methods for building protein models in electron-density maps and the location of errors in these models" published in 1991 in Acta Crystallographica Section A with 12,625 citations.  The second most cited paper has 6,303 citations.  The Acta Cryst. A paper is the 7th most cited paper on the topic of "chemistry" (as defined by WOS) worldwide.

If we restrict the search to "chemistry" (as defined by WOS) then it is Improved prediction of signal peptides: SignalP 3.0 published in Journal of Molecular Biology in 2004 with 4,260 citations.

I would classify the latter paper as bioinformatics and for some reason the Acta Cryst. A paper didn't show up, so lets add "dept chem" to the search instead of restricting the search by subject. One of the co-authors on the Acta Cryst. A paper is from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Aarhus, so that's the top one. The next one is "Identification of prokaryotic and eukaryotic signal peptides and prediction of their cleavage sites" published in Protein Engineering in 1997 with 4,368 citations.

That still smells like bioinformatics to me, but just shows how versatile chemists are.  Anyway, the third most cited paper is definitely in the realm of traditional chemistry: "Peptidotriazoles on solid phase: [1,2,3]-triazoles by regiospecific copper(I)-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions of terminal alkynes to azides" published in Journal of Organic Chemistry in 2002 with 3,251 citations.

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