The International Impact of Danish Research

  • Poul Erik MouritzenEmail author
  • Niels Opstrup
Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)


Whether it was an official goal or merely an expectation among central policymakers that the international impact of Danish research would improve with the introduction of the Bibliometric Research Indicator, it was fulfilled in only one respect: the number of Danish research articles increased considerably from 2009. But it is heroic to attribute this increase to the BRI, since it is almost equivalent to the increase in the number of university researchers—taking into consideration that the profile of research has shifted from books to articles. In all other respects, it is difficult to find evidence that supports these original hopes. In fact, a couple of years after the introduction of the BRI, the impact of Danish research started to fall slightly and consistently.


International impact Research impact Leiden Ranking Impact factor Citation index Citation score 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and Public ManagementUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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