Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryGovernment

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1957

Mission: To maximise the impact of our knowledge, skills, facilities and resources for the benefit of the United Kingdom and its people.

Vision: Discovering the secrets of the Universe; Developing advanced technologies; Solving real-world challenges.



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 area

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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 709th421st409th632nd109th
Chemistry 542nd284th276th463rd68th
Computer Science 647th383rd385th544th94th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 373rd210th208th305th59th
Energy 449th218th217th338th60th
Engineering 469th245th241st372nd57th
Environmental Science 366th189th184th280th53rd
Mathematics 511th286th287th413th72nd
Medicine 682nd393rd384th632nd104th
Physics and Astronomy 243rd85th81st184th21st

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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.

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