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UGA ranks in global top 20 for agricultural science citations

Over the past decade, UGA has been among the world’s 20 most cited institutions in agricultural sciences and is second among major U.S. land-grant universities for most papers published, according to “In-Cites,” a Web site that keeps tabs on the research that most catches the eye of scientists worldwide.

In agricultural sciences, UGA is the 11th most cited among institutions worldwide, with 7,938 citations of its scientists’ research from Jan. 1, 1994, to June 30, 2004.

In total citations, the university is fifth among U.S. universities, behind California-Davis, Wisconsin, Cornell and Iowa State.

It’s first among universities in the South. In papers published in peer-reviewed, scientific journals, it ranks second in the nation behind only UC-Davis.

“In-Cites” is an editorial component of IS Essential Science Indicators, a Web resource that enables researchers to analyze research and track trends in science worldwide.

“I am pleased,” says Josef Broder, interim dean of UGA College of Agricultural and ­Environmental Sciences. “This speaks well of the dedication and commitment of our scientists and the strong support which our research ­programs have received from the public and private sectors.”

The 20 most-cited institutions in agricultural sciences emerged from a global pool of 298 institutions. They include both government agencies and large universities worldwide.