For the period 2012-2016, Greek publications surpassed or approached the world average across all scientific fields, displaying citation scores from 1.24 to 0.86. The fields of “Natural Sciences”, “Medical & Health Sciences”, “Engineering & Technology” and “Agricultural Sciences” exceed world average (1.24, 1.23, 1.13 and 1.01, respectively). These are followed by “Social Sciences” (0.94) and “Humanities” (0.86).
The figure presents the “field-normalised citation score” of Greek publications for the 5-year period 2012-2016 in the six major fields of science. This indicator is the ratio of the average number of citations received by Greek publications to the world average of citations of the same time period and scientific subject field. The field-normalised citation score or “citation score” was calculated using software developed by EKT. A value greater than 1 indicates that the impact of Greek publications is higher than the world average.