21 top papers for Science Week

It is Science Week and we thought that we would mark the occasion by highlighting some of the great science papers, published in the last five years, authored by University of Bath researchers in collaboration with others.

This list is a small selection of work published as a result of research carried out by academics at the University of Bath. They are listed, alphabetically by first author, using the Harvard (Bath) referencing style. Hyperlinks to the papers within the University’s Opus online publications store and to the online publications are provided. You can also find other work published by academics, and recorded in Opus, by clicking on the links from the author names.

Allen, C. L. and Williams, J. M. J., 2011. Metal-catalysed approaches to amide bond formation. Chemical Society Reviews, 40 (7), pp. 3405-3415.

Official URL, Opus record

Baker, D. R. and Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., 2011. Multi-residue analysis of drugs of abuse in wastewater and surface water by solid-phase extraction and liquid chromatography-positive electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A, 1218 (12), pp. 1620-1631.

Official URL, Opus record

Brivio, F., Frost, J., Skelton, J., Jackson, A., Weber, O., Weller, M., Goñi, A., Leguy, A. M. A., Barnes, P. R. F. and Walsh, A., 2015. Lattice dynamics and vibrational spectra of the orthorhombic, tetragonal, and cubic phases of methylammonium lead iodide. Physical Review B, 92 (14), 144308.

Official URL, Opus record

Burrows, A. D., 2011. Mixed-component metal-organic frameworks (MC-MOFs): enhancing functionality through solid solution formation and surface modifications. CrystEngComm, 13 (11), pp. 3623-3642.

Official URL, Opus record

Campbell, C. S. J., Contreras-Rojas, L. R., Delgado-Charro, B. and Guy, R. H., 2012. Objective assessment of nanoparticle disposition in mammalian skin after topical exposure. Journal of Controlled Release, 162 (1), pp. 201-207.

Official URL, Opus record

Castillo-Ramirez, S., Harris, S. R., Holden, M. T. G., He, M., Parkhill, J., Bentley, S. D. and Feil, E. J., 2011. The Impact of recombination on dN/dS within recently emerged bacterial clones. PLoS Pathogens, 7 (7), e1002129.

Official URL, Opus record

Graham, I., Spence, E., Chandler-Wilde, S. and Langdon, S., 2012. Numerical-asymptotic boundary integral methods in high-frequency acoustic scattering. Acta Numerica, 21, pp. 89-305.

Official URL, Opus record

Charneski, C. A. and Hurst, L. D., 2013. Positively charged residues are the major determinants of ribosomal velocity. PLoS Biology, 11 (3), e1001508.

Official URL, Opus record

Cosker, D., Krumhuber, E. and Hilton, A., 2011. A FACS valid 3D dynamic action unit database with applications to 3D dynamic morphable facial modelling. In: 13th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011-11-06 – 2011-11-13. IEEE, pp. 2296-2303.

Official URL, Opus record

Cox, A. M. G. and Obłój, J., 2011. Robust pricing and hedging of double no-touch options. Finance and Stochastics, 15 (3), pp. 573-605.

Official URL, Opus record

Eames, C., Frost, J. M., Barnes, P. R. F., O’Regan, B. C., Walsh, A. and Islam, M. S., 2015. Ionic transport in hybrid lead iodide perovskite solar cells. Nature Communications, 6, 7497.

Official URL, Opus record

Foster, J.G., Blunt, M.D., Carter, E. and Ward, S.G., 2012. Inhibition of PI3K signaling Spurs new therapeutic opportunities in inflammatory/autoimmune diseases and hematological malignancies. Pharmacological Reviews, 64 (4), pp. 1027-1054.

Official URL, Opus record

Graham, I. G., Kuo, F. Y., Nuyens, D., Scheichl, R. and Sloan, I. H., 2011. Quasi-Monte Carlo methods for elliptic PDEs with random coefficients and applications. Journal of Computational Physics, 230 (10), pp. 3668-3694.

Official URL, Opus record

Islam, M. S. and Fisher, C. A. J., 2014. Lithium and sodium battery cathode materials: Computational insights into voltage, diffusion and nanostructural properties. Chemical Society Reviews, 43 (1), pp. 185-204.

Official URL, Opus record

Jenkins, M., Stone, A. and Jennison, C., 2011. An adaptive seamless phase II/III design for oncology trials with subpopulation selection using correlated survival endpoints. Pharmaceutical Statistics, 10 (4), pp. 347-356.

Official URL, Opus record

Quik, M. and Wonnacott, S., 2011. α6β2* and α4β2* Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors As Drug Targets for Parkinson’s Disease. Pharmacological Reviews, 63 (4), pp. 938-966.

Official URL, Opus record

Reed, M., Yiannakou, A. and Evering, R., 2014. An ant colony algorithm for the multi-compartment vehicle routing problem. Applied Soft Computing, 15, pp. 169-176.

Official URL, Opus record

Ren, G. and O’Neill, E., 2013. 3D selection with freehand gesture. Computers & Graphics, 37 (3), pp. 101-120.

Official URL, Opus record

Ward, M. D. and Raithby, P. R., 2013. Functional behaviour from controlled self-assembly:Challenges and prospects. Chemical Society Reviews, 42 (4), pp. 1619-1636.

Official URL, Opus record

Williams, R. J. and Spencer, J. P. E., 2012. Flavonoids, cognition, and dementia: Actions, mechanisms, and potential therapeutic utility for Alzheimer disease. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 52 (1), pp. 35-45.

Official URL, Opus record

Yerolatsitis, S., Gris Sanchez, I. and Birks, T. A., 2014. Adiabatically-tapered fiber mode multiplexers. Optics Express, 22 (1), pp. 608-617.

Official URL, Opus record

All of these papers are recognised as being highly cited within their subject areas. It is also notable that many of them have authors from more than one institution, sometimes from international cooperation, and often they cross disciplinary boundaries.

This selection of papers was produced by using SciVal.

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Data visulisation from SciVal


SciVal is a research review and analysis system that supports the visualisation and interpretation of metadata from the literature database Scopus. It enables you to get an insight into measured performance of institutions, research groups and individuals, and look at specific areas of research or subject areas.


Using it allowed us to look at lists of papers which, in addition to having high numbers of citations, also are published in high impact journals, and have a statistical adjustment to avoid a skew to disciplinary areas in which papers tend to be cited more often. They were drawn from several search cycles by discipline. The result is more of a representative sample of success and recognition rather than an overly simple chart based on a single metric, although the data always needs to be evaluated and reviewed critically.

Scival offers researchers chance to appraise their own publication performance and compare it with similar individuals and groups in their institutions or in similar areas of work to look at existing research relationships or the potential for finding new collaborators or to find other experts in fields outside of their own.

Contact The Library to learn more about SciVal.

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