Science in Denmark, 2009-2013

January 2015

Denmark’s world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period, ranked according to percentage of papers in each of 21 main fields indexed by Thomson Reuters. Also, Denmark’s relative citation impact compared to the world average in each field, in percentage terms. These figures are derived from Thomson Reuters InCites, a subset of the Web of Science.

Field Percentage of papers from Denmark Number of papers from Denmark Relative impact compared to world average in field (%)
Space Science 1.93 1,289 +89
Immunology 1.60 1,804 +13
Environment/Ecology 1.59 3,006 +58
Economics & Business 1.43 1,671 +12
Biology & Biochemistry 1.43 4,615 +38
Molecular Biology & Genetics 1.37 2,670 +54
Clinical Medicine 1.29 15,310 +76
Plant & Animal Science 1.29 4,184 +58
Neuroscience & Behavior 1.24 2,845 +16
Agricultural Sciences 1.23 2,250 +44
Social Sciences 1.23 4,686 +49
Geoscience 1.21 2,248 +52
Microbiology 1.12 1,031 +12
Pharmacology & Toxicology 1.11 1,910 +37
Denmark’s overall percent share, all fields: 1.04
Physics 0.88 4,765 +78
Psychiatry/Psychology 0.85 1,464 +34
Computer Science 0.78 1,149 +23
Engineering 0.66 3,347 +59
Chemistry 0.57 4,115 +30
Mathematics 0.43 820 +19
Materials Science 0.42 1,310 +104

Between 2009 and 2013, Thomson Reuters indexed 67,413 papers that listed at least one author address in Denmark. Of those papers, the highest percentage appeared in journals classified under the main heading of Space Science, followed by Immunology and Environment/Ecology.

As the right-hand column shows, the citations-per-paper average, or impact, of Space Sciences papers featuring Denmark-based authors was 89% above the world average for the field (18.19 citations per paper for Denmark versus the world mark of 9.61 citations). Denmark, in fact, surpassed the world average in all the fields shown here, notably in Materials Science (104% above the world mark), Physics (78% above), and Clinical Medicine (+76%).

SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Web of Science

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