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Science in Austria

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

  Field Percentage of papers
from Austria
Relative impact
compared to world
Space Science 1.37 -15
Clinical Medicine 1.29 +26
Immunology 1.27 +16
Geosciences 1.13 +14
Computer Science 1.12 -1
Mathematics 1.10 +29
Molecular Biology & Genetics 1.06 +33
Neuroscience & Behavior 1.05 +4
Physics 1.00 +67
Microbiology 1.00 +22
Plant & Animal Science 0.99 +33
Biology & Biochemistry 0.96 +3
Economics & Business 0.96 -25
Austria's overall percent share, all fields: 0.96
Environment/Ecology 0.91 +2
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0.87 +15
Materials Science 0.85 +25
Chemistry 0.72 +17
Engineering 0.69 +10
Psychiatry/Psychology 0.65 +11
Agricultural Sciences 0.55 +17
Social Sciences 0.41 -9

Between 2004 and 2008, Clarivate Analytics indexed 46,849 papers that listed at least one author address in Austria. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals categorized under the heading of space science. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper (impact) average for space science papers from Austria during 2004-08 was 15% below the world impact figure in that field (6.05 citations per paper for Austria, versus a world mark of 7.14 cites per paper). By contrast, the impact of Austria-based authors exceeded the world figure in numerous fields, notably physics (67% above the world mark), molecular biology & genetics (33% above), and plant & animal science (also +33%).

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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