The Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich develops and operates the Open Access Monitor (OAM) Germany, which records the publications of German academic institutions in scientific journals and monitors the shift towards open access publications. Open access will allow unrestricted and free reading of scientific articles and sustainably improve access to scientific literature for science. The conversion of scientific publishing to open access is the goal of all research funders and science organizations.
The OAM was previously based on the databases Dimensions (DigitalScience) and Web of Science (Clarivate). It can now also integrate the Scopus database, an abstract and citation database for peer-reviewed literature with content from over 27,000 journals by more than 7,000 publishers. This is possible because Elsevier, the scientific publisher owning Scopus, supports the OAM. The integration of the database expands the possibilities of the OAM as a central instrument for achieving progress in the open access transformation in Germany.
|Journal||Number of publications|
|Physical Review B||58|
|Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics||51|
|Physical Review Letters||33|
|Advanced Engineering Materials||32|
|International Journal of Molecular Sciences||23|
|Fusion Engeneering and Design||22|
Jülich publications in the last five years
|Year||Total||in peer-reviewed journals||of which with researchers from other institutions||Books, other publications||Doctoral theses, habilitations|
|2017||2,442||1,861||1,499 | ||460||121|
|2018||2,319||1,714||1,351 | ||458||147|
|2019||2,398||1,891||1,443 | ||400||107|
|2020||2,473||1,827||1,391 | ||533||113|
|2021||3,081||2,447||1,811 | ||507||127|
Every year, the renowned journal “Nature” ranks the leading international research institutions in its “Nature Index”. It is based on the number of an institution’s publications in 82 scientific journals selected by an independent panel. It measures Count (summing up the number of publications with at least one authorship from the institution) and Share (indicating the relative share of authorship of an institution in each article).
In the “Nature Index” 2021, the Helmholtz Association, of which Forschungszentrum Jülich is a member, ranked second among the German institutions on this performance scale behind Max Planck Society and seventh in the international ranking. Among all 18 Helmholtz Centres, Jülich ranks third. Forschungszentrum Jülich has thus maintained its position as a top-class location in the national research landscape.
(as of July 2022)
Institutions with Share1) according to “Nature Index”
Institutions with Share 1) according to “Nature Index”
Jülich researchers are among the “Highly Cited Researchers”
Among the most frequently cited re-searchers in the world are six Jülich scientists: Prof. Simon Eickhoff from the Institute of Neurosciences and Medicine, Prof. Björn Usadel from Bioinformatics, Dr. Hendrik Poorter from Plant Sciences, Prof. Michael Saliba from Photovoltaics, Prof. Wulf Amelung from Agrosphere and Prof. Christoph Brabec from the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy. They were listed as “Highly Cited Researchers” by the Web of Science Group, which is part of Clarivate Analytics. This means that their publications are among the one per cent of the most cited papers in their field in the year of publication. Only those scientists who are involved in several of these particularly influential publications will be accepted as one of the “Highly Cited Researchers”.
FOTOS: Forschungszentrum Jülich/Sascha Kreklau, Forschungszentrum Jülich/Ralf-Uwe-Limbach, Arjen Biere, privat, Uni Bonn/PhenoRob