Sci-Bytes> Science in the Czech Republic, 2005-09
Week of May 15, 2011
The Czech Republic’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, the Czech Republic’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Czech Republic||Impact vs. world|
|Plant & Animal Science||1.21||-9|
|Biology & Biochemistry||0.93||-40|
|Economics & Business||0.83||-69|
|The Czech Republic's overall percent share, all fields: 0.71|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||0.61||-33|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||0.59||+3|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||0.29||-10|
Between 2005 and 2009, Thomson Reuters indexed 36,679 papers that listed at least one author address in the Czech Republic. Of those papers, the highest percentages appeared in equal measure in two separate fields: plant & animal science and space science. In plant & animal science, as the right-hand column indicates, the nation’s impact (cites per paper) mark was 9% below the average for the field (2.98 cites per paper for the Czech Republic, versus the world score of 3.28 cites). On the other hand, the nation did exhibit comparative strength in other fields, including engineering (14% above the world average), environment/ecology (11% above), and clinical medicine (+10%).
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