Sci-Bytes> Science in Ukraine, 2005-09
Week of July 24, 2011
Ukraine’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, Ukraine’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Ukraine||Impact vs. world|
Ukraine's overall percent share, all fields: 0.42
|Economics & Business||0.28||-88|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||0.20||-81|
|Biology & Biochemistry||0.14||-27|
|Plant & Animal Science||0.12||-43|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||0.10||-73|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||0.06||-16|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 21,869 papers that listed at least one author address in Ukraine. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of materials science, followed closely by physics. As the right-hand column shows, the cites-per-paper (or impact) mark of materials papers featuring Ukraine-based authors was at 33% of the world figure for the field (or 67% below: 1.11 citations per paper for Ukraine versus the world mark of 3.37 cites). In most of the fields shown, Ukraine has yet to equal the world average, although engineering was just 12% below the mark, and in two fields, clinical medicine and psychiatry/psychology, despite comparatively low participation by Ukraine-based authors (i.e.. small paper totals), the papers in question were cited, on average, at a level sufficient to attain a score above the world mark.
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