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Publishing patterns at the University of Gothenburg
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Publishing patterns at the University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg is characterized by global perspectives and attracts leading researchers from all over the world. This is reflected in the publishing patterns at the University, which are characterized by a wide range of subjects and international collaboration. Here you will find information on how much our researchers publish and co-publish with international researchers.

Sustainability research

The University of Gothenburg conducts prominent research in areas such as environmental issues, energy, antibiotic resistance, transports, aquaculture, and various aspects of human consumption and resource distribution. Environmental research is conducted in a large number of subject areas and data from Web of Science and Gothenburg University Publications (GUP) shows that during the years 2016-2021, researchers from the University of Gothenburg published hundreds of studies per year in the area.

Number of publications in sustainable development.
The picture shows that the number of publications per year in sustainable development has increased during the period 2016–2021.

Number of publications

2016: 656

2017: 834

2018: 817

2019: 907

2020: 922

2021: 1048

Co-publication with international researchers

Collaboration is part of the university's social responsibility and is based on the task of creating, developing, utilizing, and disseminating knowledge. This is reflected in the number of publications from researchers at the University of Gothenburg that are written in collaboration with international researchers.

The picture shows that the number of international co-publications has increased during the period 2016-2021.

Number of international co-publications.
Based on data from Web of Science that is matched with data from the publication database GUP (most articles in Web of Science are written in English.

Number of international co-publications

2016: 1726

2017: 1981

2018: 2095

2019: 2286

2020: 2551

2021: 2689

Publications per year

The number of publications per year varies greatly between different faculties and depends to a large extent on the size of the faculty. There is also a connection between the number of publications and the publication types used.

The information is taken from the publication database GUP. The number of publications per faculty is shown below. 

Publications per year.
The picture shows that the number of publications per year varies greatly between different faculties. Sahlgrenska Academy is the faculty that published the most during the years 2016–2021 (and also has the largest number of employed researchers).

2016: 826

2017: 741

2018: 764

2019: 748

2020: 608

2021: 600

2016: 1039

2017: 1141

2018: 1280

2019: 1003

2020: 931

2021: 805

2016: 230

2017: 245

2018: 228

2019: 258

2020: 254

2021: 236

2016: 404

2017: 411

2018: 381

2019: 341

2020: 243

2021: 116

2016: 1124

2017: 1076

2018: 1025

2019: 1043

2020: 1090

2021: 1038

2016: 2707

2017: 2701

2018: 2895

2019: 3241

2020: 3146

2021: 3204

2016: 1352

2017: 1451

2018: 1369

2019: 1244

2020: 1155

2021: 1060

2016: 737

2017: 827

2018: 797

2019: 833

2020: 550

2021: 566

Forms of publications

The University's mission to disseminate research is reflected in the increased number of publications published with Open Access. Figures from the Web of Science database show that in the last five years, researchers at the University of Gothenburg are publishing an ever greater number of studies with open access.

Forms of publication
The picture shows that the proportion of open access publishing from researchers at the University of Gothenburg has increased during the years 2016–2021.

About publishing patterns at the University of Gothenburg

The information on this page has been produced by the Publishing and Bibliometric Services team at the Gothenburg University Library. The team supplies bibliometric information to decision-makers on various levels at the University of Gothenburg.

More information about bibliometric information at the University of Gothenburg.

Forms of publication

Traditional publication
2016: 1763
2017: 1968
2018: 1818
2019: 1854
2020: 1365
2021: 1331

Open Access publication
2016: 1942
2017: 2340
2018: 2761
2019: 3392
2020: 3944
2021: 3983

Number of publications with open access 
2016: 52%
2017: 54%
2018: 60%
2019: 65%
2020: 74%
2021: 75%