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
1USA49614828
2UK35286363
3Russia1002552641
4Brazil111222230
5Germany101661443
6Spain36134663
7France893465
8Italy1285251
9India1280408
10Canada978209
11Australia665187
12China163181
13Poland757447
13The Netherlands457388
15Cuba3954345
16Iran1047129
16Malaysia24760
16Slovenia147129
19Israel340212
20Colombia1738260
21Argentina1036287
22Sweden735200
23Turkey1934193
24Switzerland233158
25Indonesia1031140
26Hungary830497
27Portugal42755
28Austria426258
28Japan12629
30Mexico625228
31Serbia222624
31Finland 122125
33Ecuador172172
33Ukraine621589
35Armenia 1419132
35Greece519146
37South Africa617143
38Bulgaria515158
38Belgium115112
40Czechia314343
40Croatia114272
42Peru81297
42Romania612311
42Ireland11239
45Norway011146
46New Zealand01070
47Georgia19137
47Iraq0974
49Venezuela47163
49Thailand0719
49Costa Rica0760
52Nigeria2646
52Korea0623
54Latvia2571
55Denmark14146
55Uruguay1446
55Iceland0467
55Pakistan048
55Philippines04101
55Saudi Arabia 045
61Paraguay1332
61Vietnam13155
61Egypt0378
61Moldova2281
61Uzbekistan2282
61Kazakhstan02173
61Lithuania0263
61Macedonia0250
61Malta0219
61Slovak Republic02134
61United Arab Emirates0260
61Luxembourg0217
61Singapore0276
74Azerbaidshan11159
74Nicaragua1129
74Algeria0174
74Belarus01120
74Bolivien0140
74Estonia0155
74Lebanon0122
74Morocco0146
74Palestine0112
74Puerto Rico0133
74Trinidad and Tobago0131
74Yemen0116
74 Cyprus0110

last update: 22.03.2021

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

 SpracheGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
1English1970210
2Spanish223131
3Russian20688
4Portuguese205118
5French579
6German468
7Italian304
8Polish196
9Indonesian155
10Turkish129
11Greek102
11Persian102
13Hungarian97
13Ukrainian94
15Swedish85
16Catalan75
16Slovanian70
18Bulgarian62
18Czech61
20Croatian50
21Hebrew31
21Norwegian30
23Latvian22
23Armenian21
23Dutch21
23Bosnian20
27Afrikaans11
27Romanian11
27Serbian11
27Chinese10
27Georgian10
27Korean10
27Malaysian10
27Thai10
Vietnamese10

last update: 22.03.2021

Overview - Distribution of research papers on chess over the years

JahrGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
2021177
202022146
201921053
201820646
201719961
201619252
201517543
201414531
201311524
201212428
201111320
20108910
20099423
20089223
20077513
2006689
2005567
20045111
2003332
2002285
2001324
2000224
1999192

last update: 22.03.2021