Sci-Bytes> Science in Taiwan, 2005-09
Week of January 9, 2011
Taiwan’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, Taiwan’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% from Tiawan||Impact vs. world|
|Economics & Business||2.28||-43|
|Taiwan’s overall percent share, all fields: 1.93|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||1.90||-19|
|Biology & Biochemistry||1.31||-32|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||1.04||-41|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||0.90||-39|
|Plant & Animal Science||0.89||-4|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 100,232 papers that listed at least one author address in Taiwan. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals categorized under the main heading of Engineering, followed closely by Computer Science. As the right-hand column indicates, the cites-per-paper average for Engineering papers featuring Taiwan-based authors was at 93% of the world figure (or just 7% below: 2.04 cites per paper for Taiwan, versus the world mark of 2.19). Although Taiwan exceeded the world average in just one of the main fields shown here (Agricultural Sciences, at 15% above), the nation’s performance was comparatively strong in Plant & Animal Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, and Chemistry.
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