Greek Scientific Publications 1996-2010: Bibliometric analysis of Greek publications in international scientific journals - Scopus” is the third edition of EKT’s established study series which records scientific publishing activity in Greece as well as its international impact.

The study series –a result of collaborative work– aims to create a consistent ground for monitoring and presenting data for the research environment in Greece and thus to enable correlations with levels of research activity in EU and OECD countries. Our goal is to provide reliable evidence on the Greek research area, point to its strengths and contribute to a broader understanding of the potentials and challenges of Research and Development (R&D) in Greece.

The presentation of indicators from the two internationally established databases (Web of Science: for the previous studies of EKT, and Scopus: for the present study), serves EKT's purpose of providing a fuller picture of significant indicators that depict both the current state and the evolution of Greece's scientific production, and also increases the number of Greek publications and scientific fields covered. Each study covers a period of 10 years, with a new study published every year. Studies are based on data from either the Web of Science or the Scopus databases.

This study produces widely used bibliometric indicators to describe the current state of the Greek research environment so that results can be further used at the level of policy making in research, technology and innovation. The main findings presented are a result of an analysis and editing of data collected from the Scopus database, after necessary "cleaning".

The study produced indicators and detailed data for 95 institutions across 8 categories. Along with indicators at the single level of institutions, the study also presents comparative figures regarding their performance.

The creation of the study’s electronic format was funded by NISRT (National Information System for Research and Technology- Social Networks/ User Generated Content). In the study’s electronic edition, readers can access all relevant data and figures and gain a valuable interactive experience which enables them to comprehend results easily in a multimodal way. In addition, tools have been developed in order to chart data by Greek region. The interactive maps created depict, on a region-by-region basis, data and indicators that highlight each region's features in research, growth and innovation.

Having realized that studies of this kind are relatively new and have evoked a number of debated issues at a national level which are still open to public discussion, we invite readers to submit their online comments at the end of each chapter. Our aim is to collect and publish these reviews so that we identify issues for further development and contribute to the public dialogue surrounding evaluation of research activity both at national and international level.

Evi Sachini

Head, Strategic Planning and

Development Department



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