Summary of the scientific library

Summary

The table lists research work about chess, in which researchers from 83 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 34 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
1USA47546828
2UK34251363
3Russia852202641
4Germany81341443
5Brazil66130230
6Spain26107663
7France879465
8Italy1073251
9India1272408
10Canada869209
11Australia561187
12China155181
13The Netherlands449388
14Poland747447
15Malaysia14460
16Iran942129
17Cuba3141345
17Slovenia041129
19Israel336212
20Argentina833287
21Turkey1932193
22Sweden631200
23Indonesia728140
24Hungary827497
24Switzerland227158
26Austria324258
27Colombia923260
28Mexico522228
29Ukraine621589
29Portugal32155
31Finland 120125
31Japan12029
33Armenia 1419132
34Greece517146
35Serbia216624
36Ecuador141572
36South Africa615143
38Bulgaria514158
39Czechia312343
39Belgium112112
41Peru81197
41Romania511311
41Croatia111272
41Ireland11139
45Iraq0974
45New Zealand0970
47Georgia18137
47Norway08146
49Thailand0719
50Venezuela36163
51Latvia2571
51Nigeria2546
51Korea0523
54Iceland0467
54Pakistan048
54Philippines04101
54Saudi Arabia 045
58Denmark13146
58Paraguay1332
58Egypt0378
61Moldova2281
61Uzbekistan1282
61Kazakhstan02173
61Lithuania0263
61Macedonia0250
61Malta0219
61Slovak Republic02134
61United Arab Emirates0260
69Azerbaidshan11159
69Algeria0174
69Belarus01120
69Bolivien0140
69Costa Rica0160
69Estonia0155
69Lebanon0122
69Luxembourg0117
69Morocco0146
69Palestine0112
69Puerto Rico0133
69Singapore0176
69Trinidad and Tobago0131
69Vietnam01155
69Yemen0116

last update: 07.01.2021

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

 SpracheGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
1English1755197
2Russian17875
3Spanish15196
4Portuguese11070
5French398
6German276
7Italian243
8Polish186
9Indonesian144
10Turkish129
11Greek102
12Hungarian97
12Ukrainian94
14Catalan75
14Swedish74
14Persian71
17Czech61
17Slovanian60
19Bulgarian52
20Croatian40
21Norwegian30
22Latvian22
22Armenian21
22Dutch21
25Afrikaans11
25Hebrew11
25Romanian11
25Serbian11
25Bosnian10
25Georgian10
25Korean10
25Malaysian10
25Thai10
25Vietnamese10

last update: 07.01.2021

Overview - Distribution of research papers on chess over the years

JahrGesamtanzahl ForschungsbeiträgeAnzahl Forschungsbeiträge, Schule und Bildung
202020439
201920249
201819845
201719359
201618447
201516441
201414231
201311123
201212027
201111120
20108710
20099222
20089022
20077211
2006669
2005527
20045011
2003322
2002265
2001324
2000204
1999192

last update: 07.01.2021