View More View Less
  • 1 Centre for R & D Monitoring (ECOOM), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • | 2 Faculty FBE, Department MSI, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • | 3 Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Beijing, China
  • | 4 Hungarian Academy of Sciences, IRPS, Budapest, Hungary
Restricted access

Abstract

The study focuses on publication activity, citation impact and citation links between publications and patents in biotechnology. The European Union (EU), US, Japan and China are the most important global players. However, the landscape is changing since the EU and the US are losing ground because of challenges from a group of emerging economies. National profiles differ between the two groups of main players and upcoming countries; the focus on red biotechnology in the US and Europe is contrasted by propensity for white and green technology in Asia. Furthermore, the subject profile of biotechnology papers citing patents and cited by patents as well as the relationship between patent citations and citation impact in scientific literature is explored. Papers that cite patents tend to reflect propensity towards white biotechnology while patent-cited publications have a higher relative share in red biotechnology. No significant difference concerning the citation impact of publications ‘citing patents’ and ‘not citing patents’ can be found. This is contrasted by the observation that patent-cited papers perform distinctly better in terms of standard bibliometric indicators than comparable publications that are not linked to technology in this direction.

  • Albert, A, Granadino, B, Plaza, LM 2007 Scientific and technological performance evaluation of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in the field of Biotechnology. Scientometrics 70 1 4145 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Balassa, B 1965 On the appropriate interpretation of the revealed comparative advantage. Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies 33 2 99123 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Banerjee, P, Gupta, BM, Garg, KC 2000 Patent statistics as indicators of competition an analysis of patenting in biotechnology. Scientometrics 47 1 95116 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Batagelj, V, Mrvar, A 2002 Pajek-analysis and visualization of large networks. Graph Drawing 2265:477478 .

  • Braun, T, Glänzel, W 1990 United Germany: The new scientific superpower?. Scientometrics 19 5–6 513521.

  • Braun, T., Glänzel, W., Schubert, A. (1985), Scientometric indicators: A 32 country comparison of publication productivity and citation impact. (424 pp). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Czerwon, HJ, Glänzel, W, Schubert, A 1989 Eine quantitative Analyse der internationalen Publikationsaktivität auf dem Gebiet der Biotechnologie. Informatik 36 4 157160.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Dalpé, R 2002 Bibliometric analysis of biotechnology. Scientometrics 55 2 189213 .

  • MA de Looze 1994 The application of scientometric tools to the analysis of a sector in plant biotechnologies: nitrogen fixation. Scientometrics 30:2334 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • MA de Looze Ramani, SV 1999 Biotechnology patent applications in Europe—A look at the difference between French, British, and German patent application trends. Nature Biotechnology 17:8385 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Dominguez-Lacasa, I 2006 Capturing the changes in the knowledge base underlying drug discovery and development in the 20th century and the adjustment of Bayer, Hoechst, Schering AG and E. Merck to the advent of modern biotechnology. Scientometrics 66 2 345364 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Frame, D 1977 Mainstream research in Latin America and the Caribbean. Interciencia 2:143148.

  • Glänzel, W 2001 National characteristics in international scientific co-authorship. Scientometrics 51 1 69115 .

  • Glänzel, W 2007 A bibliometric analysis of subject characteristics based on long-term citation observation. Characteristic scores and scales. Journal of Informetrics 1 1 92102 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W, Danell, R, Persson, O 2003 The decline of Swedish neuroscience–decomposing a bibliometric national science indicator. Scientometrics 57 2 197213 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W, Debackere, K, Meyer, M 2008 ‘Triad’ or ‘Tetrad’? On global changes in a dynamic world. Scientometrics 74 1 5976.

  • Glänzel, W, Gupta, BM 2008 Science in India. A bibliometric study of national and institutional research performance in 1991–2006. ISSI Newsletter 4 3 4248.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W, Janssens, F, Thijs, B 2009 A comparative analysis of publication activity and citation impact based on the core literature in bioinformatics. Scientometrics 79 1 109129 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W, Meyer, M 2003 Patents cited in the scientific literature: an exploratory study of ‘reverse’ citation relations. Scientometrics 58 2 415428 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W., Meyer, M., Schlemmer, B., du Plessis, M., Thijs, B., Magerman, T., Debackere, K., Veugelers, R. (2003b). Biotechnology”—An Analysis based on Publications and Patents. http://www.ecoom.be/fileadmin/user_upload/domain_studies/biotech_domain_study.pdf.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W, Schubert, A 2003 A new classification scheme of science fields and subfields designed for scientometric evaluation purposes. Scientometrics 56 3 357367 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Glänzel, W, Schubert, A 2004 Analyzing scientific networks through co-authorship HF Moed W Glänzel U Schmoch eds. Handbook of quantitative science and technology research. The use of Publication and patent statistics in studies on S and T Systems Kluwer Academic Publishers Dordrecht, The Netherlands 257276.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Janssens, F., Glänzel, W., de Moor, B. (2007). Dynamic hybrid clustering of bioinformatics by incorporating text mining and citation analysis. In P. Berkhin, R. Caruana, X. Wu, S. Gaffney (eds.), Proceedings of the 13th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD’07) (pp. 360369) San Jose, California, USA. ACM Press.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Joly, PB MA de Looze 1999 Copropriété de brevets et coopération en R&D: une analyse dans les biotechnologies. Economie Appliquée 52:183197.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Leta, J, Glänzel, W, Thijs, B 2006 Science in Brazil. Part 2: sectoral and institutional research profiles. Scientometrics 67 1 87105 .

  • Lewison, G 1994 Publications from the European community's biotechnology action programme (BAP): multinationality, acknowledgement of support, and citations. Scientometrics 31 2 125142 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • McMillan, GS, Hamilton, RD 2007 The public science base of US biotechnology: a citation-weighted approach. Scientometrics 72 1 310 .

  • Meyer, M 2000 Does science push technology? Patents citing scientific literature. Research Policy 29 3 409434 .

  • Meyer, M., Debackere, K., Glänzel, W. (2010). Can applied science be ‘good science’? Exploring the relationship between patent citations and citation impact in nanoscience. Scientometrics. doi: .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Molatudi, M, Pouris, A 2006 Assessing the knowledge base for biotechnology in South Africa—A bibliometric analysis of South African microbiology and molecular biology and genetics research. Scientometrics 68 1 97108 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Narin, F, Hamilton, KS, Olivastro, D 1995 Linkage between agency supported research and patented industrial technology. Research Evaluation 5 3 183187.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Narin, F, Hamilton, KS, Olivastro, D 1997 The increasing linkage between U.S technology and public science. Research Policy 26 3 317330 .

  • Narin, F, Noma, E 1985 Is technology becoming science?. Scientometrics 7 3–6 369381 .

  • Nederhof, AJ 1988 Changes in publication patterns of biotechnologists: An evaluation of the impact of government stimulation programs in six industrial nations. Scientometrics 14 5–6 475485 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Nordstrom, LO 1987 Applied versus basic science in the literature of plant biology: a bibliometric perspective. Scientometrics 12 5–6 381394 .

  • Ramani, SV, Delooze, MA 2002 Using patent statistics as knowledge base indicators in the biotechnology sectors: an application to France, Germany and the UK. Scientometrics 54 3 319346 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • REIST-2. (1997), The European Report on Science and Technology Indicators 1997. EUR 17639. European Commission, Brussels.

  • Rip, A, Courtial, JP 1984 Co-word maps of biotechnology: an example of cognitive Scientometrics. Scientometrics 6 6 381400 .

  • Schubert, A, Braun, T 1986 Relative indicators and relational charts for comparative-assessment of publication output and citation impact. Scientometrics 9 5–6 281291 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Schubert, A, Braun, T 1990 World flash on basic research: International collaboration in the sciences, 1981–1985. Scientometrics 19 1 310 .

  • Schubert, A, Glänzel, W, Braun, T 1989 World flash on basic research: scientometric datafiles. A comprehensive set of indicators on 2649 journals and 96 countries in all major science fields and subfields, 1981–1985. Scientometrics 16 1–6 3478 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Thomas, SM 1992 The evaluation of plant biomass research: a case study of the problems inherent in bibliometric indicators. Scientometrics 23 1 149167 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • B Van Looy Magerman, T, Debackere, K 2007 Developing technology in the vicinity of science: an examination of the relationship between science intensity (of patents) and technological productivity within the field of biotechnology. Scientometrics 70 2 441458 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • Zhou, P, Leydesdorff, L 2008 China Ranks Second in Scientific Publications since 2006. ISSI Newsletter 4 1 79.

Manuscript submission: http://www.editorialmanager.com/scim/

  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.867
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 1.210
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 106
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Computer Science Apllications
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q1 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.770
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 1.113
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 95
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Library and Information Sciences
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q1 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

For subscription options, please visit the website of Springer

Scientometrics
Language English
Size B5
Year of
Foundation
1978
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0138-9130 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2861 (Online)