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Science in: Finland, 2004-2008

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Finland
Relative impact
compared to world
Environment/Ecology 1.77 +34
Space Science 1.39 -8
Computer Science 1.10 +2
Neuroscience & Behavior 1.07 Even
Clinical Medicine 1.04 +43
Plant & Animal Sciences 1.03 +26
Immunology 1.02 -10
Geosciences 1.00 +32
Molecular Biology & Genetics 0.99 -1
Economics & Business 0.97 -24
Psychiatry/Psychology 0.96 +6
Agricultural Sciences 0.95 +57
Microbiology 0.92 -7
Biology & Biochemistry 0.91 +4
Finland's overall percent share, all fields: 0.90
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0.82 +10
Physics 0.80 +57
Social Sciences 0.79 -2
Engineering 0.77 +20
Mathematics 0.66 +13
Materials Science 0.59 -6
Chemistry 0.58 -1

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 43,795 papers that listed at least one author address in Finland. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of environment/ecology, followed by space science and computer science. As the right-hand column indicates, the citations-per-paper average (or impact) for ecology papers from Finland during the five-year period surpassed the world average by 34% (5.94 cites per paper for Finland, versus the world baseline of 4.43 cites per paper). Relative-impact scores for Finland were also notably strong in agricultural sciences (57% above the world average), physics (also 57% above), clinical medicine (+43%), and geosciences (+32%). In neuroscience & behavior, the impact of Finland-based researchers happened to match the world mark precisely: 8.03 citations per paper. .

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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