8.5 Major fields of science

Figure 8.5.1 presents values related to the the impact of publications by "Public Health Institutions" in the major scientific fields with higher publication activity(more specifically, in the “Medical & Health Sciences” and “Natural Sciences”)*, for the 5-year period 2006 to 2010. The Figure displays the number of publications and citations and the field normalised citation score for each major field, as well as information on the overall performance of each institution in each major field. The citation scores were normalized and then calculated at the level of each publication. Figure 8.5.2 provides a detailed picture of each institution's performance.

As expected, Public Health Institutions were mostly active in the scientific field “Medical & Health Sciences”. The publications with an impact higher than the world average baseline were those of the G. PAPAGEORGIOU General Hospital (citation score 1.04). Papanikolaou General Hospital of Thessaloniki (0.92) and the IPPOKRATEIO General Hospital of Athens (0.92) had also a citation score above 0.90.

There was a low number of publications in the field of “Natural Sciences”, mainly coming from the "Agios Savvas" Regional Hospital for Cancer Treatment/AGIOS SAVVAS, the the LAIKO General Hospital of Athens /LAIKO, the Evaggelismos Hospital of Athens/EVAGGELISMOS and the "Aghia Sophia" Children’s Hospital/AGHIA SOPHIA. In this field, "Agios Savvas" Regional Hospital for Cancer Treatment and the LAIKO General Hospital of Athens accounted for publications with a citation score equal to the global average (defined as 1).

 

Figure 8.5.1

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Figure 8.5.3

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Figure 8.5.4

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Figure 8.5.5

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The field-normalised citation score was only calculated for Public Health Institutions which produced more than 75 publications for the period 1996-2010, –or 5 publications annually–.