King Abdulaziz City for Science and TechnologyGovernment

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia in SCImago Media Rankings

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Foundation: 1977

Mission: The city works on the development and investment in the national system of science, technology and innovation, to promote the building of a knowledge-based society, which will serve the sustainable development of the Kingdom through the following functions and responsibilities: Formulating policies and national plans for science, technology and innovation. Coordinating national activities in science, technology and innovation. Providing support to scientific research and technological development in the Kingdom. Conducting applied scientific research and technological development. Developing and strengthening cooperation and local, regional, and international partnerships for technology transfer and development. Investing in technology development and its commercial processing. Sponsorship, promoting and investing in intellectual property. Providing advice and innovative solutions.

Vision: To be a world-class organization in science and technology, fostering innovation and promoting a knowledge-based society in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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.

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESSaudi Arabia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2232nd92nd45th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 742nd7th2nd2nd
Chemistry 650th16th8th7th
Computer Science 1828th86th52nd12th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2681st118th68th11th
Energy 1857th126th52nd12th
Engineering +1322nd41st15th5th
Environmental Science 1509th62nd28th8th
Mathematics 1253rd63rd31st8th
Medicine +1048th19th6th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1265th41st19th4th
Physics and Astronomy 1072nd33rd20th8th
Social Sciences +    
Veterinary 848th79th39th4th

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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