Field rankings for Singapore

Data provided by Thomson Reuters from its Essential Science Indicators, 1 January 1999-31 August 2009

January 7, 2010

 Field Papers CitationsCitations per paperWorld average% +/–
1Agricultural sciences231 2,375 10.286.40+%u200961
2Materials science5,293 46,035 8.706.09+%u200943
3Mathematics1,413 5,850 4.143.17+%u200931
4Plant/animal sciences 1,187 9,874 8.327.16+%u200916
5Engineering11,979 57,297 4.784.18+%u200914
6Pharmacology735 9,294 12.6411.32+%u200912
7Chemistry6,809 74,741 10.9810.10+%u20099
8Economics/business1,384 7,545 5.455.37+%u20091
9Microbiology702 10,164 14.4814.98–%u20093
10Environment/ecology6 5,888 9.3910.10–%u20097
11Computer science3,836 11,192 2.923.25–%u200910
12Biochemistry2,312 33,656 14.5616.35–%u200911
13Molecular biology1,509 30,822 20.4324.71–%u200917
14Clinical medicine8,265 81,320 9.8412.14–%u200919
15Physics7,4 47,209 6.498.45–%u200923
16Neurosciences791 9,106 11.5118.29–%u200937
17Immunology383 4,616 12.0520.66–%u200942
18Geosciences280 1,415 5.058.91–%u200943
19Psychiatry/psychology597 3,152 5.2810.21–%u200951

The data above were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. The data­base, currently covering the period January 1999 through August 2009, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based

on the journals in which they were published and the journal-to-category field-definition scheme used by Thomson Reuters. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated.

Singapore ranks 31st in output, 30th in citations received and 22nd in citations per paper (among nations publishing 50,000 or more papers during the period) across the science and social science fields surveyed.

The table above ranks fields for Singapore by relative citation impact, that is, citations per paper for Singapore in a field compared with the world’s citations per paper score in the same field. Singapore’s percentage above or below the world average is presented in the column at far right. Exceptional areas of strength for Singapore, according to this measure, are agricultural sciences, materials science and mathematics.

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