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Science in: Science in Spain, 2004-08

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Spain
Relative impact
compared to world
Agricultural Sciences 7.04 +19
Space Science 6.25 +14
Microbiology 4.80 -17
Mathematics 4.69 +4
Environment/Ecology 4.49 +8
Computer Science 4.31 -21
Plant & Animal Sciences 4.24 +10
Economics & Business 4.05 -31
Chemistry 4.01 +15
Physics 3.44 +37
Science's overall percent share, all fields: 3.44
Neurosciences & Behavior 3.32 -13
Engineering 3.27 +14
Molecular Biology & Genetics 3.07 -14
Biology & Biochemistry 3.00 -13
Immunology 2.96 -20
Geosciences 2.95 -8
Psychiatry/Psychology 2.87 -34
Pharmacology & Toxicol. 2.86 -8
Clinical Medicine 2.80 +10
Materials Science 2.64 +12
Social Sciences 1.85 -44

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 167,402 papers that listed at least one author address in Spain. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of agricultural sciences, followed by space science and microbiology. Spain's relative impact in agricultural sciences, as the right-hand column indicates, was 19% above the world average for the five-year period (3.39 citations per paper for Spain versus the world mark of 2.86 cites). The impact of Spanish research also exceeded the world average in several other of the fields above, notably in physics (37% above the world mark), chemistry (15% above), space science (+14%), engineering (+14%), and materials science (+12%).

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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