Sci-Bytes> Science in the United Kingdom, 2005-09
Week of September 5, 2010
The United Kingdom'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 Thomson Reuters database. Also, the U.K.’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. U.K.||Impact vs. world|
|Economics & Business||14.01||+9|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||10.48||+35|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||9.34||+34|
|Biology & Biochemistry||8.27||+35|
|The United Kingdom's overall percent share, all fields: 8.07|
|Plant & Animal Science||7.03||+63|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||6.61||+48|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 419,808 papers bearing at least one author address in a United Kingdom constituent nation (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals indexed in the category of space science, followed by economics & business. As the right-hand column shows, the impact of space-science papers from U.K.-based authors exceeded the world impact average in the field by 48% (11.37 cites per paper for the U.K., versus 7.69 cites for the world). The U.K.’s relative-impact performance was also notably strong in plant & animal science (63% above the world mark), agricultural sciences (57% above), and geosciences (+52%).
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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