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Science in: Science in Italy, 2004-08

Italy'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, Italy's relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

  Field Percentage of papers
from Italy
Relative impact
compared to world
Space Science 10.70 +24
Neurosciences & Behavior 6.11 -8
Mathematics 5.59 +10
Physics 5.46 +25
Clinical Medicine 5.34 +24
Geosciences 5.27 +3
Pharmacology & Toxicology 4.95 +6
Immunology 4.93 -1
Computer Science 4.70 -6
Molecular Biology & Genetics 4.61 -14
Engineering 4.49 +6
Italy's overall percent share, all fields: 4.41
Biology & Biochemistry 4.26 -10
Agricultural Sciences 3.90 +21
Chemistry 3.58 +13
Plant & Animal Sciences 3.54 -7
Environment/Ecology 3.40 -7
Microbiology 3.39 -13
Economics & Business 3.01 -23
Materials Science 2.48 +17
Psychiatry/Psychology 2.27 +5
Social Sciences 1.24 -12

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 214,709 papers that listed at least one author address in Italy. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of space science, followed by neurosciences & behavior and mathematics. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper average for space-science papers from Italy was 24% above the world average in the field (8.86 cites per paper for Italy versus the world mark of 7.14 cites per paper). The nation also performed strongly in physics (25% above the world mark), clinical medicine (24% above), agricultural sciences (+21%), and materials science (+17%).

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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