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Science in: Ireland, 2003-07

Ireland's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the   Clarivate Analytics database. Also, Ireland's citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

  Field Percentage of papers
from Ireland
Relative impact
compared to world
Agricultural Sciences 1.06 +15
Microbiology 0.75 +7
Space Science 0.72 -6
Computer Science 0.56 -13
Mathematics 0.53 -24
Economics & Business 0.51 -40
Social Sciences 0.51 -18
Plant & Animal Sciences 0.49 -2
Clinical Medicine 0.48 +12
Immunology 0.47 +26
Biology & Biochemistry 0.45 +10
Ireland's overall percent share, all fields: 0.44
Neurosciences & Behavior 0.41 -1
Engineering 0.41 -8
Physics 0.41 +23
Psychology/Psychiatry 0.40 -5
Pharmacology 0.40 -3
Geosciences 0.39 +8
Materials Science 0.38 +22
Molecular Biology & Genetics 0.38 -4
Ecology/Environmental 0.36 -21
Chemistry 0.31 +15

Between 2003 and 2007, Clarivate Analytics indexed 18,913 papers that listed at least one author address in Ireland. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals categorized under the heading of agricultural sciences. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper figure for agricultural-sciences reports from Ireland exceeded the world average by 15% (3.38 citations per paper for Ireland versus a world mark of 2.93 citations). Ireland also scored well in relative impact in immunology (26% above the world mark), physics (23% above), materials science (+22%), and chemistry (+15%).

SOURCE: National Science Indicators, 1981-2007 (containing listings of output and citation statistics for more than 170 countries; available in standard and deluxe versions from the Research Services Group).

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