3.5 Major fields of science

The citation scores of publications across the six major fields of science for all Institution Categories* appear in Figure 3.5.1 The Figure also displays the number of publications and citations. Data refers to the most recent 5-year period 2006-2010.

In “Natural Sciences”, citation scores for a small number of publications attributed to the "Private Health Institutions" (1.20) and publications of "Research Centres supervised by GSRT" (1.07) were above the world average.

In “Engineering and Technology” the highest citation score was 0.99, –very close to the world average– and was attributed to the publications of "GSRT Research Centres".

In “Medical Sciences”, publications of three Institution Categories had a slightly better performance that the world average: "GSRT Research Centres" (1.09), P"rivate Health Institutions" (1.05) and "Other Public Research Centres" (1.03).

In “Agricultural Sciences” the higher citation scores were attributed to the publications of "GSRT Research Centres" (1.07) and "Universities" (0.97).

In “Social Sciences”, citation scores were below the world average for all institution categories. Publications of "GRST Research Centres" had the higher value (0.85).

Finally, in the field of “Humanities”, only "Universities" and "GRST Research Centres" produced publications in a systematic way, both with citation scores below the world average.


Figure 3.5.1




The field normalized citation rate was provided only for the Institution Categories with more than 75 publications for the period 1996-2010.