Sci-Bytes> Science in Spain, 2006-10
Week of October 31, 2011
Spain’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, Spain’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms.
|Field||% papers fr. Spain||Impact vs. world|
|Economics & Business||4.54||-28|
|Plant & Animal Science||4.45||+19|
|Spain's overall percent share, all fields: 3.63|
|Molecular Biology & Genetics||3.42||-2|
|Neuroscience & Behavior||3.31||-10|
|Biology & Biochemistry||3.15||-6|
|Pharmacology & Toxicology||2.87||-4|
Between 2006 and 2010, Thomson Reuters indexed 196,182 papers that listed at least one author address in Spain. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in space science, followed closely by agricultural sciences. As the right-hand column shows, the impact (or cites per paper) mark for papers featuring Spain-based authors in space science was 13% above the world average for the field (8.91 citations per paper for Spain versus the world figure of 7.88 citations), with agricultural sciences registering 28% above the world average. Spain’s performance was also notably strong in physics (37% above the world mark), plant & animal science (+19%), environment ecology (+15%), and materials science (+15%).
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