Statistical Table

Specialization index¹ of natural sciences and engineering publications by discipline, Mauricie and all of Québec, 2008-2012    ( Export to Excel)


2008r 2009r 2010r 2011r 2012

Mauricie
Disciplines
Biology 1.78 1.01 1.09 2.05 0.97
Chemistry 1.05 0.91 1.08 0.56 0.72
Engineering 1.64 2.29 2.09 1.68 1.82
Mathematics 0.83 1.94 1.84 1.56 1.79
Clinical medicine 0.72 0.68 0.63 0.76 0.73
Physical 0.53 0.37 0.30 0.41 0.13
Biomedical research 1.07 0.88 0.70 0.49 1.30
Earth and Space Sciences 0.65 0.55 1.36 1.66 1.10
  
All of Québec
Disciplines
Biology 1.06 1.00 1.03 0.99 1.03
Chemistry 0.55 0.57 0.52 0.52 0.56
Engineering 0.99 0.96 0.98 0.94 0.91
Mathematics 0.79 0.83 0.80 0.70 0.74
Clinical medicine 1.14 1.15 1.17 1.20 1.19
Physical 0.75 0.77 0.68 0.75 0.78
Biomedical research 1.23 1.26 1.24 1.23 1.19
Earth and Space Sciences 1.20 1.15 1.20 1.22 1.19
  

1. The specialization index measures the degree of specialization in a scientific discipline of a given entity in terms of world science. It corresponds to the ratio of two proportions: the proportion of articles by an entity in a discipline divided by the proportion of articles in that discipline worldwide. Thus, a specialization index over 1 means that the entity studied is specialized in the discipline considered with respect to the world average, whereas an index of specialization under 1 means the opposite.
  
Sources: Thomson Reuters©, Science Citation Index ExpandedTM and Observatoire des sciences et des technologies.
Compilation: Observatoire des sciences and des technologies.
 
January 17, 2014

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