3.5 Major fields of science

The majority of publications produced by all Regions fell under the scope of the following fields: “Natural Sciences”, “Engineering and Technology”, “Medical and Health Sciences” and “Agricultural Sciences”. Figure 3.5.1 provides a comprehensive picture of each Region's performance -number of publications, citations and the relevant citation scores- in these fields. Citation scores over 1.00 exceedthe world average.

All Regions had scientific activity in the following fields: “Natural Sciences”,  “Engineering and Technology” and “Social Sciences”. 

Eleven (11) Regions had scientific activity in “Medical & Health Sciences”, and eight (8) in “Agricultural Sciences” and “Humanities”.


Figure 3.5.1






The field normalised citation score was calculated only for TEIs with more than 50 publications for the period 1996-2010.