SCNU has docked a new major achievement by having the disciplines Neuroscience & Behavior and Clinical Medicine listed in the global top 1% of Essential Science Indicators (ESI), according to the latest ESI statistics released by Clarivate Analytics on 8 September.

So far, 11 disciplines of SCNU have been listed in the global top 1% of ESI, namely Materials Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Plant & Animal Science, Environment/Ecology, Mathematics, Social Science (general), Psychiatry & Psychology, Physics, Neuroscience & Behavior, and Clinical Medicine. Together they cover half of the ESI professional fields.

Since the implementation of the discipline improvement plan in 2018, the academic level of disciplines has significantly improved. The total number of ESI global top 1% disciplines has increased by 6, while the number of global top 5‰ disciplines of ESI increased by 3, viz. Materials science, Chemistry, Engineering and Plant & Animal Science.

According to Clarivate, ESI is an analytical tool that helps you quickly identify highly-cited research in your field and reveals emerging science trends as well as influential individuals, institutions, papers and journals. ESI surveys more than 11,000 journals from around the world to rank authors, institutions and journals in 22 broad fields based on publication and citation performance.

The increase in the number of citations, average citations and highly cited papers in various disciplines strongly demonstrates the international academic influence of SCNU and lays a solid foundation for the high-quality development of "Double First-Class" university.

According to the latest ESI statistics, a total of 7 new disciplines from universities in Guangdong province were added to the list of global top 1% disciplines of ESI, ranking higher than some other provinces in China.

Source: The Department of Development and Planning, SCNU Library

Translated by Shen Jiatong, Long Yuchen

Proofread by Edwin Baak

Edited by Li Jianru

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