Sci-Bytes> Science in Switzerland, 2006-10
Week of November 27, 2011
Switzerland’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, Switzerland’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Switzerland||Impact vs. world|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||2.54||+54|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||2.44||+25|
|Switzerland's overall percent share, all fields: 1.86|
|Economics & Business||1.85||+22|
|Biology & Biochemistry||1.83||+58|
|Plant & Animal Science||1.68||+59|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||1.66||+40|
Between 2006 and 2010, Thomson Reuters indexed 100,801 papers that listed at least one author address in Switzerland. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the main heading of space science, followed by immunology and geosciences.
As the right-hand column shows, the impact (or cites per paper) average for space-science papers featuring Switzerland-based authors was 72% above the world average for the five-year period (13.59 cites per paper for Switzerland versus 7.88 cites for the world). In fact, Switzerland’s impact surpassed the world figure in all of the fields shown here, notably in geosciences (also 72% above the world mark) materials science (+84%), and physics (+89%), and most resoundingly of all in computer science (+156%).
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