Sci-Bytes> Science in Turkey, 2005-09
Week of March 6, 2011
Turkey’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, Turkey’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Turkey||Impact vs. world|
|Plant & Animal Science||2.17||-62|
|Turkey's overall percent share, all fields: 1.70|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||1.29||-34|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||1.25||-65|
|Biology & Biochemistry||1.12||-56|
|Economics & Business||0.98||-34|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||0.62||-51|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 88,223 papers listing at least one author address in Turkey. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals categorized under agricultural sciences, followed closely by clinical medicine. As the right-hand column indicates, the citations-per-paper (impact) mark for agricultural-sciences papers from Turkey was at 90% of the world figure for the five-year period (or just 10% below: 2.72 cites per paper for Turkey versus the world score of 3.01 cites). In engineering, on the other hand, the relative-impact figure for Turkey-based authors was +8%, while the nation also performed with comparative strength in computer science and physics.
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