The IQCC was created in 1993 (as IQC, focusing only on computational chemistry), and was joined in 2013 by two experimental groups (QBIS, METSO) because of long-standing collaborations and mutual interests. Right now, in this vibrant community of highly motivated researchers that are working on predictive catalysis both at lab benches and through molecular modelling, we have reached a new milestone:
Following the Ministry of Science and Universities’ definition of our research output, the PhD-holders that are currently working at the IQCC have produced (according to Scopus) a total of 1733 scientific papers, which have been cited 58892 times, leading to an h-index for the IQCC unit of 100.
First of all, all credits and thank you to the hundreds of (former) IQCC members that have made this milestone a reality. Second, just to highlight some aspects of the impact of the IQCC publications:
- the average number of citations for these 1733 papers is 33.98
- in the year 2019 there were 5655 citations to these papers
- the m-index for the IQCC (h-index divided by the number of years since first paper, ” a useful yardstick to compare scientists of different seniority” according to Hirsh) is thus 3.70, which puts the IQCC clearly in the range of excellent researchers
Finally, a short list of most-cited papers/reviews shows the diversity of the research carried out at the IQCC, with oxidation chemistry (DOI 10.1021/cr020628n, 1797 citations), hydrogen bonding (DOI 10.1063/1.472902, 1465 citations), cross-coupling reactions (DOI 10.1021/cr0509861, 576 citations), water oxidation catalysts (DOI 10.1038/nchem.1140, 520 citations), and aromaticity (DOI 10.1021/cr030085x, 489 citations) as topics of the top 5 cited papers.