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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 Clarivate Analytics database. Also, Sweden’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.

Field % papers fr. Sweden Impact vs. world
Immunology 3.22 -15
Environment/Ecology 2.80 +49
Biology & Biochemistry 2.28 +17
Neuroscience & Behavior 2.27 +17
Clinical Medicine 2.21 +48
Molecular Biology & Genetics 2.14 +20
Space Science 1.99 +30
Economics & Business 1.94 -9
Social Sciences 1.87 +9
Geosciences 1.86 +32
Microbiology 1.77 +25
Sweden's overall percent share, all fields: 1.75
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1.68 +41
Plant & Animal Science 1.67 +54
Physics 1.51 +37
Psychiatry/Psychology 1.48 +10
Engineering 1.31 +21
Materials Science 1.28 +9
Computer Science 1.19 +11
Chemistry 1.19 +29
Mathematics 1.19 +23
Agricultural Sciences 1.03 +51

Between 2005 and 2009, Clarivate Analytics indexed 91,209 papers that listed at least one author address in Sweden. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals indexed in the category of immunology, followed by environment/ecology and biology & biochemistry. As the right-hand column shows, the cites-per-paper score for Sweden-based researchers in immunology was 15% below the world baseline in the field (8.75 citations per paper for Sweden versus 10.34 cites for the world). On the other hand, the impact of Swedish research exceeded the world average in all but one of the other fields shown, with particularly strong performance in agricultural sciences (51% above the world mark), environment/ecology (49% above), and clinical medicine (+48%).

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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