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Science in Turkey, 2004-08

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Turkey
Relative impact
compared to world
Agricultural Science 2.86 -10
Clinical Medicine 2.79 -61
Engineering 2.11 +2
Plant & Animal Science 1.96 -65
Environment/Ecology 1.73 -54
Materials Science 1.64 -42
Turkey's overall percent share, all fields: 1.62
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1.43 -31
Chemistry 1.31 -42
Geosciences 1.17 -35
Mathematics 1.15 -37
Neuroscience & Behavior 1.13 -63
Computer Science 1.12 -21
Biology & Biochemistry 1.06 -55
Microbiology 0.93 -66
Economics & Business 0.88 -38
Social Sciences 0.87 -53
Psychiatry/Psychology 0.87 -52
Physics 0.85 -26
Immunology 0.62 -65
Molecular Biology & Genetics 0.61 -54
Space Science 0.56 -46

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 78,809 papers that listed at least one author address in Turkey. Of those papers, the highest percent appeared in journals categorized under the heading of agricultural sciences, followed closely by clinical medicine. As the right-hand column shows, the impact (or average citations per paper) of agricultural-sciences papers from Turkey was 10% below the world average (2.58 cites per paper for Turkey, versus the world figure of 2.86). By contrast, Turkey-based researchers bested the world mark by 2% in engineering—the only field in which Turkey exceeded the world average. Nevertheless, the impact of Turkish researchers was comparatively strong in computer science and physics.

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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