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La produzione scientifica italiana e il suo impatto: un confronto internazionale relativo alle Aree CUN bibliometriche
[Italian scientific production and its impact: an international comparison]


  • Malgarini, Marco


The paper aims at evaluating the position of the Italian research system in the international scenario, using data from ISI-Web of Sciences and Scopus database for the period 1981-2010. Bibliometric information have been first of all organized according to the Italian classification of scientific disciplines; the analysis concentrated on hard sciences, medical sciences, engeneering and economics, where the use of bibliometric indicators to evaluate research is rather widespread. Indicators analysed concern scientific production and its impact, scientific collaboration, scientific productivity and research excellence. We show that scientific productivity in Italy is remarkably high; Italy is on par with the international average in terms of scientific production and impact, but it is still lagging behind with respect to major competitors in Europe (Germany, Netherlands, Uk) and in the world (US).

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  • Malgarini, Marco, 2013. "La produzione scientifica italiana e il suo impatto: un confronto internazionale relativo alle Aree CUN bibliometriche
    [Italian scientific production and its impact: an international comparison]
    ," MPRA Paper 50311, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 30 Sep 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:50311

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    spesa in R&S; indicatori bibliometrici; confronti internazionali; produzione scientifica;

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    • H52 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Education
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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