3. Scientific Publications by Institution Categories

This section presents the bibliometric indicators for the main categories of institutions. Greek institutions were classified into categories according to their sectors – e.g. higher education, research, health services – as well as their legal status –e.g. public or private institutions–.

Specifically, institutions were grouped into 8 categories*(see Table below.) The table below shows the number of publications and citations for each institution category for the years 2006-2010. It also demonstrates their growth rate compared to the preceding 5-year period, 2004-2008 (data from EKT’s previous study published in 2010).



INSTITUTIONS 2004-2008 2006-2010
Number of publications Number of citations Number of publications Number of citations



35,874 131,979 40,697 178,824

Technological Educational Institutes

1,755 3,192 2,263 5,814

Research Centers supervised by GSRT

6,234 30,675 6,755 40,414


Other Public Research Institutions

1,471 5,000 1,616 6,326

Public Health Institutions

5,186 23,906 5,690 26,819


Private Health Institutions

1,199 9,471 1,393 10,048

Other Public Institutions

485 1,149 566 1,568


Other Private Institutions

915 2,400 891 2,827

Greek Institutions were classified into 8 instead of 11 categories (as in the study’s previous edition). Specifically, the categories “MOD Hospitals”, “Banks”, “Museums” were no longer presented as separate categories (as in the study’s previous edition) and institutions of these categories were included in other categories –in terms of their status-.