HST Publication Statistics

These statistics are for HST papers from refereed journals. Please note that HST Publications Statistics are not considered "final" or reportable until the first quarter of the following calendar year. Please contact STScI Library staff at library@stsci.edu with questions about the bibliography process or criteria.

YearGIArchivalPart GI
Part Archive
Programs
not Assigned
Total
20190
2018180175857447
201734037717021908
201633337515520883
20153273561568847
201430135814018817
201327931411973785
201230936113542847
201126838611222788
201025935610712734
20092653008827680
20082343267767704
20072663178758728
200622329511384715
200524726612053686
20042382479828611
200321627010813607
20022412019961602
20012621817244559
20002471826642537
19992371745338502
19982781644126509
1997213118434378
1996177843511307
199516259203244
199412239143178
1993722983112
199234184258
19913191142
--63616337232679115815

          Plot created March 18, 2018

Number of papers using HST Instruments

YearACSCOSFGSFOCFOSHRSHSPNICMOSSTISWFPCWFPC2WFC3
2019000000000000
201821338229802161087244
201748076721851451058175459
2016497863625120751171161389
2015482764322120591043178385
2014432707320131721124201323
2013421535324100841095188236
2012473443414150991143265190
201145848982310012011110246100
201042818472219112296927348
200943315319301248142371
2008405055141001129862600
200737901072522010713052620
200629704122828111616382740
20052050843521010519263030
20041220912292626017553060
2003270710362519316593380
200210610372506416053190
200100412323838611232940
2000007235471898372790
19990082053622632942460
199800515838822520182580
1997007355675121251770
1996002235845400301470
199500132545950048550
199400329383940053150
19930022421254003910
199200314990002200
1991002114130001000
--5753510142318843764331743233835055452375

Note that some papers use more than one instrument and are counted for each instrument.

Plots created March 15, 2018

Number of Unique Authors

Year# Authors# First Authors
201900
20183041417
20177786802
20164517798
20154191741
20143820716
20133564704
20124089750
20113875690
20103235649
20092740604
20082741622
20072691641
20062437621
20052389595
20042043527
20032015522
20021859496
20011795467
20001699446
19991493419
19981562431
19971115320
1996835253
1995797202
1994589146
199338798
199219447
199114936

Unique first authors on HST papers: 5985
Unique authors on HST papers: 19289

Plot created March 15, 2018
Author name is defined as last name, first initial. Slight variations in spelling may increase the number of unique names. More common names with the same first initial may result in an undercount.

Citations

The citations are sum of all citations and the average number of citations for HST Science papers published in that year. The totals for all HST science papers.

Year# CitationsAvg # Citations# GI CitationsAvg # GI Citations# AR CitationsAvg # AR citations# Part GI/AR CitationsAvg # Part Citations
2019
201828126101654995
20171208513412410332919
20161654018520813321920
20152288726742320573136
20142710031949725589640
20133202738948928659554
201235795391206531753253
201139817461460335725862
201039532481483839570549
200936593491372843515455
200839557531633750586674
200746460621613350499157
200645010611665956796470
200540655581440153775164
200442534661158646593560
200342362671512755707365
200237433601228461754676
20013600664986154471265
20002991555872147535181
199929554581005957373669
1998415648114390875889143
19972599368692758408795
19962445179457954302186
19951584264303751148874
1994114946427377097769
199358985214545039449
19922788485893218245
1991244558336373636
Totals785149482572083912791754