Sci-Bytes> Science in Sweden, 2006-10
Week of November 13, 2011
Sweden’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, Sweden’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Sweden||Impact vs. world|
|Biology & Biochemistry||2.24||+23|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||2.23||+24|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||2.16||+29|
|Economics & Business||1.90||Even|
|Sweden's overall percent share, all fields: 1.72|
|Plant & Animal Science||1.59||+58|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||1.56||+44|
Between 2006 and 2010, Thomson Reuters indexed 93,236 papers that listed at least one author address in Sweden. Of those papers, the highest percent appeared in journals indexed under the main heading of immunology. As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper (or impact) mark for immunology papers featuring Sweden-based authors during the five-year period was 13% below the world average (8.94 citations per paper for Sweden versus the world mark of 10.24). On the other hand, Sweden surpassed the world average in all the other fields shown here, with notable strength in agricultural sciences (58% above the world average), plant & animal science (also 58% above), and environment/ecology (+50%). In economics & business, Sweden’s impact mark happened to match the world figure precisely: 2.40 cites per paper.
Special Country Features:
Top 20 Countries: Citations in Five-Year Increments, and the 10th annual list of the Top 20 Countries in ALL FIELDS, 2001-August 31, 2011.