Summary of the scientific library

Summary

The table lists research work about chess, in which researchers from 79 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 32 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
1USA45495828
2UK32237363
3Russia812082641
4Germany81241443
5Brazil57116230
6Spain2497663
7France875465
8Canada861209
8Australia561187
10India1158408
11Italy1056251
12China146181
13The Netherlands445388
14Poland741447
16Iran840129
16Cuba3139345
16Slovenia039129
18Malaysia13760
19Israel334212
20Argentina833287
21Turkey1830193
22Sweden629200
23Hungary827497
24Indonesia625140
24Switzerland225158
26Austria324258
27Colombia822260
28Ukraine621589
29Mexico420228
29Portugal32055
29Japan12029
32Armenia 1418132
33Finland 117125
34South Africa615143
34Serbia215624
36Ecuador131472
36Bulgaria514158
38Czechia312343
39Greece511146
39Belgium111112
39Croatia111272
42Peru71097
42Ireland11039
44Romania48311
44Iraq0874
46Georgia17137
46New Zealand0770
48Venezuela36163
48Norway06146
50Latvia2471
51Korea0423
52Philippines04101
52Saudi Arabia 045
54Nigeria2346
54Denmark13146
54Egypt0378
54Iceland0367
54Pakistan038
59Moldova2281
59Kazakhstan02173
59Slovak Republic02134
62Azerbaidshan11159
62Algeria0174
62Belarus01120
62Bolivien0140
62Costa Rica0160
62Estonia0155
62Lebanon0122
62Luxembourg0117
62Macedonia0150
62Morocco0146
62Palestine0112
62Paraguay0132
62Puerto Rico0133
62Singapore0176
62United Arab Emirates0160
62Uzbekistan0182
62Vietnam01155
62Yemen0116

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

 SpracheGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
1English1587187
2Russian17072
3Spanish14390
4Portuguese9760
5French398
6German246
7Polish186
8Indonesian144
9Turkish129
10Hungarian97
10Ukrainian94
10Italian93
13Catalan75
13Persian71
15Swedish64
15Czech61
15Slovanian60
18Bulgarian52
18Greek52
20Croatian40
21Latvian22
21Armenian21
21Dutch21
21Norwegian20
25Afrikaans11
25Hebrew11
25Romanian11
25Serbian11
25Bosnian10
25Georgian10
25Korean10
25Vietnamese10

Overview - Distribution of research papers on chess over the years

JahrGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
202012925
201918645
201818142
201718159
201618347
201514838
201413531
201310223
201211727
201110320
2010789
20098922
20088822
20077011
2006639
2005456
20044210
2003292
2002243
2001254
2000154
1999172