GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Jan. 26 --The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) was recognized as one of the top 32 institutions worldwide for its prolific publications record on cholera research by ScienceWatch.com, an open Web resource for science metrics and analysis that surveys the scientific landscape for new topics, developments, and trends.
Specifically, the IVI was #11 out of the top 20 institutions in the ranking for the number of research publications on cholera between the period of January 1, 2000 and August 31, 2010. Among the top 32 institutions were Harvard University, University of Maryland, Tufts University, and Princeton University. Several of IVI’s collaborators also received mention such as ICDDRB, Gothenburg University, Johns Hopkins University, Seoul National University, and the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED).
Cholera has been in the news due to a much-publicized outbreak in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquakes last year , and there have been reported outbreaks in Pakistan and Central Africa. In light of the recent media attention, ScienceWatch.com examined the literature on cholera over the past decade and over the past two years. The results of which were published online in the January 2011 issue of ScineceWatch.com: http://sciencewatch.com/ana/st/cholera/
The listed institutions also showed a strong correlation with highly cited authors. Among the top 20 authors for the number of cholera research papers published between the period of January 1, 2000 and August 31, 2010, Dr. John D. Clemens, Director-General of the IVI, was ranked #8. Other researchers associated with the IVI also made the top 20 author lists such as Prof. Jan Holmgren (Gothenburg University) and Dr. G.B. Nair (NICED).