ESO Publication Statistics 2017

Published: 21 Feb 2018

Statistics on refereed publications in 2017 that make use of data from ESO telescopes have been published by the ESO library. The statistics are calculated using the ESO Telescope Bibliography (telbib), a database of refereed publications resulting from ESO data. An impressive total of 1085 papers were published in 2017. MUSE and X-SHOOTER papers both took a big leap forward, along with VIMOS, VISIR and the VST. On La Silla, HARPS continues to be outstanding. The annual summary of publication statistics, with breakdown by telescopes and instruments and a comparison with other observatories, is available as Basic ESO Publication Statistics (DOI 10.18727/docs/1).

It is interesting to note that the two highest-ranking papers of the ESO Top 20 list (Riess et al. 1998 and Perlmutter et al. 1999; Table 4 of the PDF) – which used data from EMMI and EFOSC2, amongst other facilities – are now the top two refereed papers on the ADS server, with over 10 600 citations each.