Sci-Bytes> Science in Argentina, 2005-09
Week of June 12, 2011
Argentina’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, Argentina’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Argentina||Impact vs. world|
|Plant & Animal Science||1.44||-23|
|Biology & Biochemistry||0.88||-37|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||0.59||-46|
|Argentina's overall percent share, all fields: 0.58|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||0.57||-45|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||0.46||-19|
|Economics & Business||0.25||-41|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 30,276 papers that listed at least one author address in Argentina. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the heading of plant & animal science, followed by agricultural sciences and space science. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper (impact) score in plant & animal sciences for papers featuring Argentina-based authors was 23% below the world average in the field for the five-year period (2.52 cites per paper for Argentina, versus the world mark of 3.28 cites). By contrast, Argentina’s research exceeded the world average in clinical medicine and computer science, also showing comparative strength in engineering, agricultural sciences, and clinical medicine.
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