4 Disciplines and 91 XMUM Publications Among ESI Global Top 1%



Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) is ranked globally top 1% in the Clinical Medicine discipline, Neuroscience & Behaviour discipline, Engineering discipline, and Social Sciences (General) discipline, according to the Essential Science Indicators (ESI) ranking released in May 2024.

This is the first time that the Social Sciences (General) discipline of the University has entered the ranking.

Meanwhile, 91 research papers published by XMUM scholars have been recognised as ESI Top Papers, among which four (4) papers were picked as Hot Papers, as shown in the ESI database updated in January 2024.

“Top Papers” are the top 1% of papers by field and publication year, while “Hot Papers” are the top 0.1% of papers cited in the current bimonthly period.

It is worth pointing out that 1,573 papers published by XMUM faculty members are currently listed in the Web of Science with a total citation of 68,359, which contributes 45.88 times per paper on average, ranking 12 and 1 among higher education institutes in Malaysia, respectively.

Other than Clinical Medicine, Neuroscience & Behavior, Engineering and Social Sciences, XMUM's publications are also highly cited in a wide range of other fields. Click here to view the whole list. 

ESI is an analytical tool that identifies top-performing papers across 22 academic disciplines. Currently, it is used as one of the most universal evaluation indexes by universities and scientific research institutions around the world.

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