We have compared bibliometric data of Czech research papers generated from 1994 to 2005 with papers from six other EU countries:
Austria, Hungary, Poland, Finland, Ireland and Greece. The Czech Republic ranked the fifth in number of papers per thousand
inhabitants and the sixth in number of citations/paper. Relatively the most cited were Czech papers from fields Engineering
and Mathematics ranking the third, and Computer Science, Environment/Ecology and Molecular Biology ranking the fourth among
7 EU countries. Our analysis indicates that Czech research is lagging behind the leading EU countries, but its output is proportional
to the R&D expenses.
We have compared patenting propensity in the Czech Republic with eight EU countries: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Finland,
Belgium, Ireland and Greece. In comparison based on the EPO and USPTO patents listed per million inhabitants, the Czech Republic
ranks rather low. The Czech Republic also generated fewer patents per R&D employee than most other countries. The time series
data have shown a decrease of number of Czech patents after 1990 with some revival after 1996. As our analysis indicated,
the decrease was partially caused by dissolution or transformation of major patent generators, but the most important cause
may lie in a little interest of local enterprises.
Authors:Jiri Vanecek, Martin Fatun, and Vladimir Albrecht
Our study evaluates results and impacts of the Framework Programs (FP) 5 and 6 in the Czech Republic. Publications resulting
from the FP projects had 42% higher mean citation rate and 77% more EU-25 collaborations than the Czech standards. Teams participating
in the FP are better-than-average, because citation rate of all their papers is 21% higher than the Czech standards. The most
striking finding is the marked influence of FP on research direction. After the project start, the participating teams published
papers in ten new fields in which they did not publish before the project. In 45 other fields, more than 200% increase of
papers was observed.