HST Publication Statistics

These statistics are for HST papers from refereed journals. 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
201835839516831952
201734237717021910
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
--65416557240981516322

          Plot created March 11, 2019

Number of papers using HST Instruments

YearACSCOSFGSFOCFOSHRSHSPNICMOSSTISWFPCWFPC2WFC3
2018453967420130491293168506
201748276721851451058175460
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
--5995568147320854769331771240635356262638

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

          Plot created March 11, 2019

Number of Unique Authors

Year# Authors# First Authors
20184871860
20177794804
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: 6193
Unique authors on HST papers: 19799

Plot created March 13, 2019
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
2018698572773710976
20171485416499413412424
20161873820590315361923
20152493328811622620539
201428880331013927626142
20133369140998230694257
201237256411255132783555
201141189481508636749464
201040682501528640585950
200937512511407444528956
200840427541670751597475
200747351631638250509958
200645755621692457809271
200541261591463054786865
200443068671173347600861
200342890671532256717066
200237956611247662767677
20013634264993754479066
20003018556880348540381
199929812581013557377069
1998419258214489885970145
19972617269696659411595
19962459280461454303886
19951594364306351149474
1994115476427607098170
199359215214605039649
19922796485903218345
1991245458338373636
Totals811117482662333913278854