According to the 2013 Scimago Report (SIR), the ICIQ leads the Spanish research institutions ranking of excellence. The SIR placed ICIQ as the leading research centre in Spain according to the ratio of excellence. This indicator represents the amount (in %) of an institution’s scientific output that is included into the set of the 10% of the most cited papers in their respective scientific fields. The ratio of excellence is a measure of high quality output of research institutions, as described by SCImago Research Group.

ICIQ’s privileged position in the list confirms the Institute’s strong evolution towards scientific excellence since the beginning of its research activities in 2004. Since then, ICIQ has published more than 1000 scientific articles. About 90% of them have been published in the most influential chemical research journals in the world, those ranked in the first quartile (25%).

The SIR World Reports is the most comprehensive ranking of institutions dedicated to the analysis of research results of institutions worldwide. Every year, SCImago Research Group publishes a report that evaluates, according to different bibliometric indicators, the scientific impact and excellence of research institutions worldwide.

Link: 2013 Scimago report