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Science in: Sweden, 2004-08

Sweden'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 Thomson Reuters database. Also, Sweden's relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

  Field Percentage of papers
from Sweden
Relative impact
compared to world
Immunology 3.33 -13
Environment/Ecology 2.97 +49
Biology & Biochemistry 2.34 +15
Neurosciences & Behavior 2.34 +11
Clinical Medicine 2.25 +41
Molecular Biology 2.13 +19
Space Science 1.94 +34
Economics & Business 1.91 -9
Geosciences 1.86 +30
Microbiology 1.83 +20
Sweden's overall percent share, all fields: 1.80
Social Sciences 1.78 +19
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1.77 +35
Plant & Animal Sciences 1.70 +49
Physics 1.58 +40
Psychiatry/Psychology 1.50 -15
Engineering 1.38 +23
Materials Science 1.35 +8
Computer Science 1.24 +11
Chemistry 1.24 +31
Mathematics 1.23 +25
Agricultural Sciences 1.12 +60

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 87,466 papers that listed at least one author address in Sweden. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of immunology. As the right-hand column indicates, the citations-per-paper (impact) mark for Swedish immunology papers was 13% below the 2004-08 world average for the field (8.58 cites per paper for Sweden, versus a world mark of 9.91 cites per paper). On the other hand, Sweden-based researchers surpassed the world average in all but two of the other fields shown, with notably strong performance in agricultural sciences (60% above the world average), environment/ecology (49% above), plant & animal sciences (+49%), clinical medicine (+41%), and physics (+40%).

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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