Chart from the 2022 bibliometric report showing the University’s research publications by subject. The larger the circle, the more publications. Red circles indicate a considerably higher citation impact than the world average, blue circles a considerably lower, green around the world average. Image: Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring 2022.2023-02-14
Trends in the 2022 bibliometric report
The annual bibliometric report Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring came out in December 2022. The report, which is released each year, focuses on the department level.
Every December a bibliometric report comes out, Uppsala University Annual Bibliometric Monitoring. Put briefly, the bibliometric report is a quantitative analysis of research publications.
“Bibliometric statistics should be used and interpreted in combination with various qualitative indicators and evaluations. They complement one another. It’s also important to remember that there is a great deal of variation between different fields of research and in some areas there may be relatively few publications,” says Per Ahlgren, bibliometrician in the University Administration, who has been responsible for the report since it started.
A few department-level trends from the bibliometric report are noted below. The fact box at the end of this article contains links to the Staff Portal web page on the bibliometric report and to an article about the bibliometric report and the indicators that it includes.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Four departments score above 50 per cent in terms of proportion of publications in the highest ranked channels in the Norwegian model: the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Economics, the Department of English and the Department of Peace and Conflict Research.
Several departments show a substantial rise in the same indicator; for example, the Centre for Gender Research is up nearly 20 percentage points. Several departments show increases of 12 to 14 percentage points: the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Art History, the Department of Modern Languages and the Department of Statistics.
The Department of Peace and Conflict Research has high scores for the four citation indicators, as do the Department of Social and Economic Geography, the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, the Department of Economics and the Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
The following departments score below the world average in all four citation indicators (note, however, that for some departments, the number of publications that the scores are based on is relatively low):
The Centre for Gender Research, the Department of Economic History, the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Department of Philosophy, the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Department of Informatics and Media, the Department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics, the Department of Sociology and the Department of Statistics
Medicine and Pharmacy
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology and the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology achieve the highest citation scores for all four citation indicators. In pharmacy, the Department of Pharmacy has the highest citation scores.
The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology has the highest proportion in the top-ranked channels in the Norwegian model.
The Department of Pharmacy has high scores for the collaboration indicator “proportion of publications with industry”.
Two departments have scores below the world average for all four citation indicators: the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences and the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health.
Science and Technology
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, the Department of Ecology and Genetics and the Department of Organismal Biology achieve high scores for the citation indicators.
In terms of the Norwegian model, the Department of Ecology and Genetics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Mathematics have the highest scores for proportion in the top-ranked channels.
Four departments have high scores for the collaboration indicator “proportion of publications with industry”: the Department of Ecology and Genetics, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Department of Earth Sciences and the Department of Organismal Biology.
The Department of Electrical Engineering has scores below the world average for all four citation indicators.