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Foundation: 1879

Mission: The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhance and protect our quality of life.

Vision: USGS is a world leader in the natural sciences through our scientific excellence and responsiveness to society's needs.

History: pubs.usgs.gov

Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Government sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +68th24th45th24th
Arts and Humanities 329th140th296th128th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 707th412th643rd388th
Chemistry 468th240th389th224th
Computer Science 604th256th494th235th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +70th20th38th20th
Energy 372nd133rd271st125th
Engineering +472nd219th377th204th
Environmental Science 45th12th21st12th
Mathematics 564th253rd475th236th
Medicine +733rd419th664th390th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 623rd324th545th302nd
Physics and Astronomy 529th242nd440th221st
Social Sciences +437th159th368th142nd
Veterinary 404th107th292nd95th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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