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Science in Poland, 2003-07

Poland's world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 20 fields in the Thomson Reuters database. Also, Poland's relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

  Field Percentage of papers
from Poland
Relative impact
compared to world
Physics 2.64 -9
Chemistry 2.58 -33
Space Science 2.39 +9
Mathematics 2.16 -16
Plant & Animal Sciences 2.06 -53
Materials Science 1.93 -43
Ecology/Environmental 1.57 -42
Poland's overall percent share, all fields: 1.46
Biology & Biochemistry 1.43 -45
Agricultural Sciences 1.12 -19
Engineering 1.09 -8
Computer Science 0.98 +1
Geosciences 0.97 -38
Pharmacology 0.95 -27
Microbiology 0.90 -52
Immunology 0.86 -40
Molecular Biology & Genetics 0.80 -44
Neurosciences & Behavior 0.75 -37
Clinical Medicine 0.67 +5
Psychology/Psychiatry 0.22 -16
Social Sciences 0.22 -46

Between 2003 and 2007, Clarivate Analytics indexed 62,058 papers that listed at least one author address in Poland. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals categorized under the heading of physics. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper (impact) average for physics papers from Poland during 2003-07 was just 9% below the world impact figure in that field (3.60 citations per paper for Poland, versus a world mark of 3.96 cites per paper). In space science, on the other hand, research from Poland exceeded the world average by 9%. The impact of Poland-based research also topped the world mark in computer science (1% above) and clinical medicine (+5%).

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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