Corrections and Clarifications

Corrections and Clarifications

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Science  10 Sep 1993:
Vol. 261, Issue 5127, pp. 1375
DOI: 10.1126/science.261.5127.1375

Abstract

A table in the article "Science elites envy American cohesion" in the special section on Science in Europe (18 June, p. 1738) incorrectly ranked the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) second among U.S. institutions in terms of citations per chemistry paper. The table was compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), which inadvertently used only older papers by authors identified as being from the National Bureau of Standards, NIST's former name, to calculate NIST's citation rate from 1988 to 1992. When more recent NIST papers, which have had less time to be cited, are included, NIST's citation rate drops from 8.94 to 5.27 cites per paper.