Sci-Bytes> Science in Greece, 2005-09
Week of April 3, 2011
Greece’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, Greece’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Greece||Impact vs. world|
|Greece's overall percent share, all fields: 0.90|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||0.79||-10|
|Economics & Business||0.78||-42|
|Plant & Animal Science||0.74||-10|
|Biology & Biochemistry||0.69||-23|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||0.54||-35|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||0.52||-25|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 46,821 papers that listed at least one author address in Greece. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of computer science, followed by clinical medicine and agricultural sciences. As the right-hand column indicates, the citations-per-paper mark for computer-science papers featuring authors based in Greece was 24% below the world mark in the field (1.29 cites per paper for Greece, versus 1.70 cites for the world). In other fields, however, such as agricultural sciences, mathematics, and physics, Greece’s impact exceeded the world mark. In two fields, the nation’s impact figure happened to match the world score precisely: geosciences (4.21 cites per paper) and chemistry (5.38).
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