2. Greek Scientific Publications: Indicators and Characteristics

This chapter presents the bibliometric indicators for the total scientific output of Greece -as recorded in the National Science Indicators database of the Web of Science- and compares the yield of research publications to that of the EU-27 and the OECD-34 countries*. It provides an outlook on the productivity and performance regarding Greece’s publications over the 15-year period 1996-2010, and highlights recent growth trends.

The table below summarises bibliometric indicators for Greek publications for the most recent 5-year period (2006-2010). It also shows their growth compared to the 5-year period, 2004-2008, which was presented in the previous study published by EKT in 2010.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2008

2010

Number of Greek publications

10,625

10,219

Share (%) of Greek publications in EU countries

2.48%

2.40%

Share (%) of Greek publications in OECD countries

1.17%

1.14%

CITATIONS

2004-2008

2006-2010

Number of citations to Greek publications

167,274

222,132

Share (%) of Greek citations in EU

1.78%

2.06%

Share (%) of Greek citations in OECD

0.80%

0.95%

CITATION IMPACT

2004-2008

2006-2010

Citation Impact (average number of citations per publication)

3.83

4.49

Relative citation impact of publications from Greece compared to EU

0.76

0.84

Relative citation impact of publications from Greece compared to OECD

0.74

0.83
 

In 2010, the OECD was enlarged with 4 new member states: Estonia, Israel, Slovenia and Chile. The phrase "OECD-34" refers to the 34 countries in the OECD, during the period under review (Annex V).

 

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