, Volume 112, Issue 3, pp 1859–1864 | Cite as

Calculating the excellence shift: How efficiently do institutions produce highly cited papers?

  • Lutz Bornmann
  • Klaus Wohlrabe
  • Felix de Moya Anegon


The excellence shift is proposed, which shows universities’ ability to produce highly cited papers as measured against their basic academic research efficiency. To demonstrate our approach, we use data from 50 US universities.


Efficiency High-impact papers Excellence shift 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division for Science and Innovation StudiesAdministrative Headquarters of the Max Planck SocietyMunichGermany
  2. 2.Ifo InstituteMunichGermany
  3. 3.CSIC, Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP)Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas C/AlbasanzMadridSpain

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