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Report hails increased impact of Finnish research

Finnish research has become more effective, a study has found, producing a greater share of high-impact papers.

A breakdown of research activity, called the State of Science report, was published by the Academy of Finland on 10 December. It said that Finland’s score in an index of countries’ share of top-cited papers increased from 1.01 in 2002-05 to 1.02 in 2007-10 and 1.12 in 2012-15. The world average is a score of 1.

This is in contrast to Norway’s score, which decreased from 1.14 in 2007-10 to 1.07 in 2012-15. Sweden’s score also increased, however, from 1.18 in in 2007-10 to 1.23 in 2012-15. Denmark’s decreased, but remained highest of the four in 2012-15, at 1.36.

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