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Science in Denmark, 2004-08

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Denmark
Relative impact
compared to world
Environment/Ecology 1.63 +42
Immunology 1.62 -10
Agricultural Sciences 1.45 +50
Biology/Biochemistry 1.45 +20
Plant & Animal Science 1.33 +42
Microbiology 1.32 +36
Geosciences 1.24 +49
Clinical Medicine 1.23 +53
Space Science 1.20 +65
Molecular Biology & Genetics 1.18 +44
Economics & Business 1.16 +8
Neuroscience & Behavior 1.07 +1
Denmark's overall percent share, all fields: 0.98
Pharmacology 0.97 +13
Computer Science 0.79 +57
Physics 0.74 +59
Social Sciences 0.72 +13
Psychiatry/Psychology 0.65 +28
Engineering 0.61 +44
Chemistry 0.60 +43
Mathematics 0.56 +57
Materials Science 0.38 +77

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 47,503 papers that listed at least one author address in Denmark. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of environment/ecology. In that field, as the right-hand column indicates, the citations-per-paper average for papers from Denmark exceeded the world average by 42% (6.31 cites per paper for Denmark versus a world baseline of 4.43 citations). The nation's relative-impact performance was also notably strong in materials science (77% above the world mark), space science (65% above), physics (+59%), mathematics (+57%), and computer science (+57%).

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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