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Science in: Taiwan, 2003-07

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Taiwan
Relative impact
compared to world
Computer Science 4.48 -31
Engineering 4.18 -22
Materials Science 3.44 -6
Physics 2.54 -21
Pharmacology 2.10 -20
Economics & Business 2.08 -54
Chemistry 1.83 -18
Taiwan, 2003-07's overall percent share, all fields: 1.78
Ecology/Environmental 1.55 -31
Clinical Medicine 1.49 -35
Agricultural Sciences 1.38 -2
Mathematics 1.37 -20
Microbiology 1.31 -39
Biology & Biochemistry 1.14 -42
Geosciences 1.09 -8
Social Sciences 0.93 -30
Immunology 0.91 -41
Neurosciences & Behavior 0.86 -37
Plant & Animal Sciences 0.85 -12
Molec. Biol./Genetics 0.83 -41
Space Science 0.83 -32
Psychology/Psychiatry 0.69 -44

Between 2003 and 2007, Clarivate Analytics indexed 75,676 papers that listed at least one author address in Taiwan. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of computer science, followed by engineering and materials science. In the latter field, as the right-hand column shows, the impact of Taiwan-based research in materials registered at 94% of the world average (or 6% below: 2.71 cites per paper for Taiwan, versus a world average of 2.88 cites per paper). In agricultural sciences, meanwhile, Taiwan-based researchers scored within 2% of the world mark. The nation's performance was also comparatively strong in geosciences, plant & animal sciences, and chemistry.

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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