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State of scientific research 2016: State of scientific research in Finland remains stable, research impact comes in many forms

The Academy of Finland has today published its report on the state of scientific research in Finland 2016. The report concludes that the level of scientific research in Finland remains stable and above the world average.

According to a bibliometric analysis, the level of scientific research in Finland has remained stable and Finnish research performs above the world average. Although the level of Finnish research has climbed slightly over the past ten years, many OECD countries have outperformed and outpaced Finland. Compared with the results of the 2014 review, there have been only marginal changes in the state of scientific research in Finland.

Finland has a high number of scientific publications per capita in comparison to many OECD countries. The proportion of international co-publications by Finnish researchers has seen a visible increase in recent years. International co-publications accounted for more than 50 per cent of all scientific publications produced in Finland in 2011–2014. Some twenty years earlier, in the early 1990s, the corresponding figure was only 27 per cent.

The 2016 review of the state of scientific research in Finland analyses research personnel and funding, publishing, scientific impact and co-publications. The bibliometric analyses compare Finland to twelve research-intensive countries. This year's review includes a separate section on the impact of research beyond academia, analysed using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

CSC's specialist Yrjö Leinonen has conducted the bibliometric analysis for the report.

 

Further information:

www.aka.fi/en/research-and-science-policy/state-of-scientific-research

Academy of Finland's press release 19.12.2016: Report: state of scientific research in Finland remains stable, research impact comes in many forms