Over the period 2004-2018, scientific publications from Greek institutions were distinguished for their quality and originality, constantly receiving citations internationally. Overall indicators for Greece and its comparative position in the EU and OECD are on the rise, as the performance of institutions is improving and the impact of the research work of the Greek scientific community is increasing, with the relevant publications indicator exceeding the global average for the first time in all six major scientific fields.
The above conclusions are drawn from the statistics and indicators published by the National Documentation Centre (EKT) for publications in international journals by scientists working in Greek institutions. The data on publications and reports used for the calculation of the indicators were taken from the international Web of Science database and cover the period 2004-2018.
The electronic publication 'Scientific Publications of Greek Institutions 2004-2018: Bibliometric analysis of publications in international scientific journals - Web of Science (http://report08.metrics.ekt.gr), which is accompanied by interactive charts in addition to the established indicators, includes for the first time indicators for the performance of Greek Regions. Also included are indicators for scientific publications in international Open Access journals, which reflect the participation and performance of the Greek research community in the free distribution of research results. Finally, for the first time, new high-impact indicators are introduced, which make it possible to compare national impact indicators with the corresponding average performance of the European Union.