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Week of February 6, 2011Science in Austria, 2005-09
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 Thomson Reuters database. Also, Austria’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% from Austria||Impact vs. world|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||1.09||+40|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||1.03||+8|
|Plant & Animal Science||1.01||+19|
|Biology & Biochemistry||0.98||+6|
|Economics & Business||0.97||-14|
|Austria's overall percent share, all fields: 0.96|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||0.81||+15|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 49,712 papers that listed at least one author address in Austria. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals indexed under the heading of space science, followed by immunology and clinical medicine. As the right-hand column shows, the impact (cites per paper) mark for Austria in space science was 13% below the world average in the field (6.67 cites per paper for Austria versus the world mark of 7.69 cites). On the other hand, the impact of Austria-based authors exceeded the world score in all but three of the other fields shown, with notably strong performance in physics (52% above the world mark), molecular biology & genetics (+40%), and clinical medicine and mathematics (both +35%).
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