Report about publications from NIFU: "Simula performs extremely well"

Simula Research Laboratory is cited more than 100 per cent above the world average within ICT research and more than 60 per cent above the Norwegian average. These are the main findings of a recently published report from the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). This is a marked progress since 2016 when Simula was cited 39 per cent above the world average and about 20 per cent above the Norwegian average within ICT research.

Simula commissioned NIFU to conduct a bibliometric analysis of Simula's publications during 2016-2020. The results from the current report can be compared to the similar report from 2016 found here. Simula demonstrates progress in all aspects of bibliometry.

In the report, NIFU writes: "Overall, Simula performs extremely well in terms of scientific impact measured through citations. Simula personnel have contributed to numerous highly cited articles. […] The analysis shows that Simula is a major contributor to Norwegian ICT research, both in terms of the number of scientific publications and R&D person-years."

  • Simula published about 170 articles annually in acknowledged channels in the years 2016-2020. This is about the same as in 2009-2015. In addition, many researchers of Simula publish in other channels, including patents, standards, and essential conference proceedings.
  • Simula is cited 100 per cent above the normalised world average within the ICT research field 2018-2020, compared to 39 per cent above during 2009-2013 and 14 per cent above during 2006-2010.
  • Simula is cited 60 per cent above the Norwegian average within ICT research in the period 2018-2020, compared to 14 per cent above in 2009-2013 and 2 per cent above in a 2012 investigation by the Research Council of Norway. 
  • About 72 per cent of Simula's publications are in collaboration with international partners, compared to 66 per cent for Norway as a whole. In 2009-2015 the number was 69 per cent.

The complete bibliometric analysis can be found by clicking here.

The bibliometric analysis from 2016 can be found on NIFU's pages.

The bibliometric analysis from 2012 can be found here.