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The Netherlands' 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, the Netherlands’ relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

Field % papers from the Netherlands Impact vs. world
Space Science  4.92 +41
Psychiatry/Psychology 4.87 +17
Economics & Business 4.29 +14 
Immunology 3.94 +1
Clinical Medicine 3.60 +52
Neuroscience & Behavior 3.55 +13
Social Sciences 3.03 +33
Molecular Biology & Genetics 3.02 +20
Environment/Ecology 2.98 +44
Microbiology 2.82 +36
The Netherlands’ overall percent share, all fields: 2.54
Geosciences 2.53 +59
Computer Science 2.27 +18
Plant & Animal Science 2.22 +67
Agricultural Sciences 2.16 +48
Pharmacology & Toxicology 2.16 +31
Biology & Biochemistry 2.11 +22
Engineering 1.75 +20
Physics 1.74 +76
Chemistry 1.46 +59
Mathematics 1.35 +25
Materials Science 1.13 +88

Between 2005 and 2009, Clarivate Analytics indexed 131,977 papers that listed at least one author address in the Netherlands. Of those papers, the highest percent appeared in journals indexed under the heading of space science, followed closely by psychiatry/psychology. As the right-hand column shows, the impact of space-science papers featuring Netherlands-based authors was 41% above the world average for the field (10.88 citations per paper for the Netherlands versus 7.69 for the world). In fact, the Netherlands exceeded the world average in all the fields shown here, with notably strong performance in materials science (88% above the world mark), physics (76% above), and plant & animal science (+67%).

SOURCE: National Science Indicators, 1981-2009 (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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