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Science in: Germany, 2004-08

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Germany
Relative impact
compared to world
Space Science 15.53 +47
Physics 10.81 +45
Molecular Biology & Genetics 9.79 +13
Neurosciences & Behavior 9.73 +13
Geosciences 9.71 +41
Microbiology 9.03 +17
Clinical Medicine 8.57 +13
Immunology 8.24 +10
Germany, 2004-08's overall percent share, all fields: 7.95
Chemistry 7.89 +27
Biology & Biochemistry 7.82 +18
Psychiatry/Psychology 7.57 -8
Mathematics 7.51 +19
Computer Science 7.41 +14
Materials Sciences 7.13 +30
Plant & Animal Science 6.85 +45
Pharmacology & Toxicology 6.59 +17
Environment/Ecology 6.26 +22
Economics & Business 5.96 -25
Engineering 5.68 +20
Agricultural Sciences 5.63 +8
Social Sciences 3.61 -19

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 386,903 papers that listed at least one author address in Germany. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of space science, followed by physics and molecular biology & genetics. In space science, Germany's impact score of 10.47 cites per paper surpassed the world average of 7.14 cites by 47%. The nation also performed strongly in physics (45% above the world mark), plant & animal science (%45 above), and geosciences (+41%).

SOURCE: National Science Indicators, 1981-2008 (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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