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CAUP has an acumulated total of 1130 published papers in international refereed publications, being a significant part of these papers published in publications with a high impact factor in the "Space Science" area. The indicated impact values are taken from the 2012 edition of the Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2012):

PublicationImpact factorPublished papers
Nature38.607
Science31.033
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics26.451
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series16.2412
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences9.741
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review9.501
Physical Review Letters7.945
The Astrophysical Journal6.7384
The Astrophysical Journal Letters6.3426
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics6.0410
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society5.52200
The European Physical Journal C5.442
Astronomy and Astrophysics5.08490
Astroparticle Physics4.781
Physical Review D4.6997
Physics Letters B4.5718
The Astronomical Journal4.5712
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences4.371
Geophysical Research Letters3.981
Physical Review B3.772
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific3.696
Optics Express3.551
Solar Physics3.263
Astrophysics and Space Science2.0656
New Astronomy Reviews1.825
Astronomische Nachrichten1.4020
Advances in Space Research1.189
Acta Astronautica0.825
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Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences

Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA) is a new but long anticipated research infrastructure with a national dimension. It embodies a bold but feasible vision for the development of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, taking full advantage and fully realizing the potential created by the national membership of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO). IA resulted from the merging the two most prominent research units in the field in Portugal: the Centre for Astrophysics of the University of Porto (CAUP) and the Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Lisbon (CAAUL). It currently hosts more than two-thirds of all active researchers working in Space Sciences in Portugal, and is responsible for an even greater fraction of the national productivity in international ISI journals in the area of Space Sciences. This is the scientific area with the highest relative impact factor (1.65 times above the international average) and the field with the highest average number of citations per article for Portugal.

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