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Danish research scores high on citation lists

Danish research is among the most cited in international journal articles, says new report

Danish researchers are highly regarded among their international colleagues and Danish research has one of the highest citation frequencies in international journals.

This is according to the report ‘Forskningsbarometer 2009’, which compares research in the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Based on the number of publications per million inhabitants in a range of international scientific journals, Denmark comes in at number three, after Sweden and Switzerland. On average, the 8,737 Danish articles published in 2008 were cited 7.11 times.

If the number of citations per publication is taken into account, Denmark is second only to Switzerland.