Sci-Bytes> Science in Russia, 2005-09
Week of February 20, 2011
Russia’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, Russia’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% from Russia||Impact vs. world|
|Russia's overall percent share, all fields: 2.52|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||1.97||-65|
|Biology & Biochemistry||1.73||-47|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||1.28||-74|
|Plant & Animal Science||1.14||-44|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||0.37||-41|
|Economics & Business||0.22||-48|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 131,081 papers that listed at least one author address in Russia. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in the field of physics, followed closely by space science and geosciences. In physics, the cites-per-paper (impact) figure for papers from Russia-based authors was 20% below the world average in the field (3.49 cites per paper for Russia, versus the world mark of 4.36 cites). Although Russia has yet to meet the world average in any of the fields shown here, the country’s performance was relatively strong in engineering, immunology, and pharmacology & toxicology.
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