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Science in: Canada, 2004-08

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Canada
Relative impact
compared to world
Environment/Ecology 7.48 +24
Psychiatry/Psychology 7.44 +12
Geosciences 6.88 +13
Neurosciences & Behavior 6.51 +11
Social Sciences 6.06 +9
Economics & Business 6.03 +8
Plant & Animal Sciences 3.00 +21
Molecular Biology & Genetics 5.47 +6
Space Science 5.28 +44
Mathematics 5.13 +9
Engineering 4.89 +5
Computer Science 4.89 +13
Biology & Biochemistry 4.88 +14
Clinical Medicine 4.70 +40
Canada's overall percent share, all fields: 4.65
Immunology 4.60 +3
Agricultural Sciences 4.23 +29
Microbiology 4.17 +16
Pharmacology & Toxicology 3.62 +21
Physics 3.03 +43
Chemistry 2.85 +19
Materials Science 2.71 +17

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 226,232 papers that listed at least one author address in Canada. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of environment/ecology, followed by psychiatry/psychology and geosciences. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper average for
environment/ecology papers from Canada-based authors was 24% above the world average in the field (5.49 cites per paper for Canada versus 4.43 cites for the world). In fact, in all the fields shown here, the impact of Canadian research exceeded the world average, with particularly strong performance in space science (44% above the world average), physics (43% above), and agricultural sciences (+29%).

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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