10 disciplines of ECNU enter top 1% of ESI


TEN disciplines of ECNU came into the top 1% in the global ranking of Essential Science Indicators (ESI) unveiled March 10, with Social sciences, general making a historical breakthrough to be put on the list.

In last year’s ranking, the dark horse was earth science, which made its way to top 1% around the globe for the first time in ECNU history.

Ten dsciplines of ECNU enter top 1% in the the global ranking of Essential Science Indicators.

The impressive performance of the discipline of social sciences, general is a result of ECNU’s persistent efforts in its drive to push forward internationalization over recent years. The university has rolled out incentives to encourage professors to have their research papers published by overseas journals and conduct scientific researches, which has remarkably beefed up international influence of the discipline in international academic circle.

In the field of social sciences, general, the ESI database covered 1,066 journals across the world. ECNU saw major breakthroughs in the quantity of paper citations and citations per paper.

According to the latest ranking, which counted the time period from Jan. 1, 2006 to Dec. 31, 2016 , ECNU was ranked 19th among 23 Chinese universities that had at least 10 disciplines listed in the ranking.

Updated every two months, ESI is a basic analyzing and evaluating tool for measuring the performance of scientific research and following the trend of scientific development.

This unique and comprehensive compilation of science performance statistics and science trends data is based on 10 million articles, notes and reviews published in roughly 11,000+ indexed journals that are recorded by Web of Science of Clarivate Analytics. It categorizes these journals into 22 broad disciplines.

Published by Thomson Scientific/ISI, ESI has become an important indicator in evaluating the academic level and influence of universities and research institutions as well as assessing the development of disciplines. A discipline can be included in the ranking only when the citations of papers in the recent 11 years are rated among top 1%.


East China Normal University