Statistical information on the scientific library

Statistical information on the scientific library

The table lists research work about chess, in which researchers from 86 countries are involved. The category "School and Education" provides a better overview for this specific area of research. The assignment of individual research papers to this category can only be arbitrary.

The economic power USA publishes more research results about chess than any other nation, followed by Great Britain, Russia, Germany and Brazil. In Russia and China a great amount of research papers are published in the native tongue. This makes research and presentation in the table difficult.In the table you can find research paper on chess in 35 languages, with English being the most important scientific language.

Russia, Brazil and the USA take a leading position in research results of chess concerning school and education. Intensive research on chess at school is also being conducted in Great Britain, Spain, Cuba, Turkey, Armenia and Ecuador. The Latin American countries publish considerably more research paper on "chess in schools" than Russia or than the USA and Great Britain together. Governments in Latin America have set up state education programmes in which chess plays a special role. Through chess all children should be given better access to education. The scientists from Latin American countries publish their results on school chess preferably in their mother tongue Spanish or Portuguese.

Scientists who have published a particularly large number of papers related to chess are:

  • Merim Bilalić, Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Guillermo Campitelli, PhD in Psychology. Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University, Australia
  • Dr. Neil Charness, Professor of Psychology, Florida State University, USA
  • Fernand Gobet, Ph.D. Professor Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Azlan Iqbal, Senior Lecturer, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia
  • Irina V. Mikhailova, PhD in Education, Assistant Professor, Russian State University of Social Sciences, Moscow, Russia
  • Giovanni Sala, PhD University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Herbert Alexander Simon, PhD, Professor, economist and operations researcher, Nobel Prize winner, USA

Overview - countries of origin and the number of research papers on chess

 LandAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und BildungGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeGesamtzahl der Titelträger (IGM, IM, FM),Stand 01.07.2020, FIDE
1USA49632828
2Russia1233322641
3UK35291363
4Brazil134257230
5Germany101711443
6Spain38138663
7France896465
8Italy1285251
9India1283408
10Canada979209
11Australia665187
12China164181
13Poland760447
14The Netherlands458388
15Cuba3954345
16Malaysia24860
17Iran1047129
17Slovenia147129
19Colombia1941260
20Israel340212
21Argentina1036287
22Turkey1935193
22Sweden735200
24Switzerland234158
25Indonesia1031140
25Hungary831497
27Portugal52855
28Mexico627228
29Austria426258
29Japan12629
31Ecuador182272
31Ukraine622589
31Serbia222624
31Finland 122125
35Armenia 1420132
36Greece519146
37Uruguay71818
37Czechia318343
39South Africa617143
40Bulgaria516158
41Belgium115112
42Croatia114272
43Peru81397
43Romania613311
45Ireland11239
45Norway012146
47Georgia110137
47New Zealand01070
49Iraq0974
50Nigeria2846
51Venezuela47163
51Costa Rica0760
51Thailand0719
54Uzbekistan3682
54Korea0623
56Latvia2571
56Denmark15146
58Iceland0467
58Pakistan048
58Philippines04101
58Saudi Arabia 045
62Paraguay1332
62Vietnam13155
62Egypt0378
65Moldova2281
65Kazakhstan02173
65Lithuania0263
65Luxembourg0217
65Macedonia0250
65Malta0219
65Singapore0276
65Slovak Republic02134
65United Arab Emirates0260
74Azerbaidshan11159
74Nicaragua1129
74 Cyprus0110
74Algeria0174
74Belarus01120
74Bolivien0140
74Estonia0155
74Lebanon0122
74Morocco0146
74Palestine0112
74Puerto Rico0133
74Trinidad and Tobago0131
74Yemen0116

last update: 30.04.2021

Overview - number of research papers on chess in the respective language

 SpracheGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
1English2006211
2Russian288113
3Spanish244139
4Portuguese243144
5French589
6German508
7Italian304
8Polish196
9Indonesian155
10Turkish129
11Ukrainian104
11Greek102
11Persian102
14Hungarian97
14Czech91
16Swedish85
17Catalan75
17Slovanian70
19Bulgarian62
20Croatian50
21Hebrew31
21Norwegian30
23Latvian22
23Armenian21
23Dutch21
23Bosnian20
27Afrikaans11
27Romanian11
27Serbian11
27Chinese10
27Georgian10
27Korean10
27Malaysian10
27Thai10
27Vietnamese10

last update: 30.04.2021

Overview - Distribution of research papers on chess over the years

JahrGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
20214710
202030672
201924664
201824563
201723075
201623359
201521156
201418440
201314329
201215333
201113931
201011117
200910626
200810329
20078614
20067210
2005638
20046012
2003342
2002315
2001364
2000245
1999212

last update: 30.04.2021