According to a bibliometric report produced at the end of 2016, the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology ranked on the Nature Index in the top 25 research institutes in Europe, and in the top 100 in the world.
The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology was established to promote collaboration among six of the top research centers in Catalonia (CRG, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, and IRB Barcelona) and to build common scientific projects, thus giving momentum to multidisciplinarity that will push the frontiers of knowledge ever further.
BIST has enjoyed a number of successes since its inauguration, tangible and intangible. An indirect indicator of impact for example is how BIST compares to other research institutes in the world in terms of the amount of high quality research output. We have been tracking the Nature Index (a database of author affiliation information collected from research articles published in an independently selected group of 68 high-quality science journals) to get an idea of our global ranking.
We are happy to say that as of the bibliometric report we received at the end of 2016, which analyzed BIST’s position in terms of a weighted fractional count on the Nature Index, BIST ranked in the top 25 research institutions in Europe and in the top 100 in the world.
Another way we have been tracking our impact in terms of excellent scientific output and collaborations is to look at the number of publications produced by our centres and to analyze how many of these were collaborative projects.
Shown here are the number of scientific journal articles produced by the BIST centres per quarter from the end of 2015 until the end of 2016. The number of publications totals 910. Of these, 67.5% were published jointly with research centers worldwide.
In addition, a total of 13 papers were published between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016 as joint collaborations between at least two BIST research centres.
In terms of the ordering of authors, BIST researchers occupy prominent positions (first author and / or second author) in 533 of these 910 articles (58.6%).