Publication of papers in top science journals maintains Scion’s international standing and visibility as a leading research institute in our focus areas. The 5-year weighted average H-index for Scion publications during the year was 56.89 (54 in 2015-16, noting that the figure reported was 71, which was the annual weighted average).

During 2016-17 Scion scientists had 132 papers published in peer reviewed publications and 11 book chapters.

Listed below are the top five papers based on the journal’s H-index, which is an international measure of the impact of scholarly publications.

Pandith, S. A., Dhar, N, Rana, S, Bhat, W. W., Kushwaha, M, Gupta, A. P., Shah, M. A., Vishwakarma , R, Lattoo, S K. (2016). Functional promiscuity of two divergent paralogs of type III plant polyketide synthases. Plant Physiology 171(4), 2599-2619. doi:10.1104/pp.16.00003

Hii, K, Parthasarathy, R, Baroutian, S, Gapes, D J, Eshtiaghi, N. (2017). Rheological measurements as a tool for monitoring the performance of high pressure and high temperature treatment of sewage sludge. Water Research 114, e3-e27. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2017.02.031

Yousefifar, A, Baroutian, S, Farid, M. J, Gapes, D J, Young, B. (2017, February). Hydrothermal processing of cellulose: A comparison between oxidative and non-oxidative processes. Bioresource Technology 226, 229-237. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.12.010

Brockerhoff, E G, Faccoli, M, Kimberley, M O, Pawson, S M. (2017). Effects of elevation and aspect on the flight activity of two alien pine bark beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in recently-harvested pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management 384, 132-136. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.046

Greening, C, Biswas, A, Carere, C, Jackson, C. J., Taylor, M. C, Stott, M. B, Cook, G. M, Morales, S. E. (2016). Genomic and metagenomic surveys of hydrogenase distribution indicate H 2 is a widely utilised energy source for microbial growth and survival. ISME Journal 10(3), 761-777. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.153