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XEROX PHYSICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH RANKED TOPS IN PRODUCTIVITY AMONG U.S. COMPANIES AND UNIVERSITIES

 ISI Ranking Measures Productivity By the Impact of Scientific Papers
 STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The research arm of Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) was the most productive from among tens of thousands of U.S. companies and universities studying the physical sciences from 1981 to 1991, according to data in the current issue of "Science."
 While not reported in "Science," Xerox actually ranked number one worldwide in that category, according to the report's developers, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Philadelphia.
 The report ranks research organizations by the average number of references their published papers receive in the work of scientists worldwide. From 1,619 papers published by Xerox scientists in the 10- year period, 26,516 references appeared in other papers, an average of 16.38 per Xerox paper. That was more than any other company or university in the world during that period. Only one U.S. institution surpassed that figure, the Institute for Advanced Study, a science think tank in Princeton, N.J., which averaged 17.47 citations per paper.
 "We feel that this statistic is a very significant measure of a research program's effectiveness, because it accounts for impact, not just quantity," said David A. Pendlebury, editor, "Science Watch," an ISI publication that will also publish the data next week. "The data measure the worldwide influence of an institution's research and reflect the opinions of the scientific community."
 "This top ranking emphasizes the quality of our scientists and the Xerox research programs, which are focused on providing innovative technology for office products that make our customers more productive," said Mark B. Myers, executive vice president, Corporate Research & Technology, Xerox Corporation.
 Only three of the top 10 institutions in the ISI rankings were corporations: Xerox, AT&T, which ranked third overall, and IBM, seventh.
 The top university was Harvard at fourth overall, followed by Princeton; the University of California at Santa Cruz; the University of California at Santa Barbara; Caltech, including the Jet Propulsion Lab, and the University of Chicago.
 Xerox has three facilities conducting physical sciences research: the Webster Research Center, near Rochester, N.Y.; the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), Calif., and the Xerox Research Centre of Canada, near Toronto.
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 /EDITOR'S NOTE: A bar chart of the top 10 is available in color or black and white from Kerry Regan/
 /CONTACT: David A. Pendlebury of Science Watch, 215-386-0100, ext. 1411; or Kerry C. Regan of Xerox, 716-422-2107/
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