Top 20 Countries in ALL FIELDS, 2000-August 31, 2010

Special Country Feature, December 2010

Flag of CanadaFor the ninth consecutive year, ScienceWatch.com Webmaster Spyder Schafer presents the annual "Top 20" listings of the countries which, as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM, achieved particular distinction based on their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals from January 2000 through August 31, 2010, a 10-year plus 8-month period (fourth bimonthly).

The listings are confined to those nations, out of a pool of 147, which published at least 10,000 papers across all fields during the period. Countries are ranked by three separate measures in the tables below: total papers, number of citations, and cites per paper. (Note: For articles with multiple authors representing different nations, each listed nation receives full, not fractional, citation credit for the given paper.)

 

Listed by Papers

Rank Country Papers Citations Cites per paper
1 USA  2,967,957 46,796,090 15.77
2 JAPAN  770,252 7,877,699 10.23
3 GERMANY  762,599 9,960,100 13.06
4 PEOPLES R CHINA  719,971 4,227,779 5.87
5 ENGLAND  679,394 9,979,737 14.69
6 FRANCE  542,293 6,660,630 12.28
7 CANADA  430,856 5,619,293 13.04
8 ITALY  409,232 4,770,753 11.66
9 SPAIN  315,420 3,256,075 10.32
10 AUSTRALIA  284,250 3,359,748 11.82
11 RUSSIA  267,319 1,243,711 4.65
12 INDIA  266,230 1,497,065 5.62
13 SOUTH KOREA  254,599 1,767,799 6.94
14 NETHERLANDS  239,892 3,687,829 15.37
15 BRAZIL  190,801 1,197,953 6.28
16 SWEDEN  174,052 2,548,046 14.64
17 SWITZERLAND  172,904 2,873,881 16.62
18 TAIWAN  162,197 1,115,524 6.88
19 POLAND  144,559 954,220 6.6
20 TURKEY  138,345 687,389 4.97
Source: Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, time period: 2000-August 31, 2010 (fourth bimonthly period of 2010).

Listed by Citations

Rank Country Papers Citations Cites per paper
1 USA  2,967,957 46,796,090 15.77
2 ENGLAND  679,394 9,979,737 14.69
3 GERMANY  762,599 9,960,100 13.06
4 JAPAN  770,252 7,877,699 10.23
5 FRANCE  542,293 6,660,630 12.28
6 CANADA  430,856 5,619,293 13.04
7 ITALY  409,232 4,770,753 11.66
8 PEOPLES R CHINA  719,971 4,227,779 5.87
9 NETHERLANDS  239,892 3,687,829 15.37
10 AUSTRALIA  284,250 3,359,748 11.82
11 SPAIN  315,420 3,256,075 10.32
12 SWITZERLAND  172,904 2,873,881 16.62
13 SWEDEN  174,052 2,548,046 14.64
14 SOUTH KOREA  254,599 1,767,799 6.94
15 BELGIUM  130,614 1,756,586 13.45
16 SCOTLAND  106,160 1,622,708 15.29
17 INDIA  266,230 1,497,065 5.62
18 DENMARK  93,538 1,470,961 15.73
19 ISRAEL  108,706 1,363,975 12.55
20 RUSSIA  267,319 1,243,711 4.65
Source: Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, time period: 2000-August 31, 2010 (fourth bimonthly period of 2010).

Listed By Citations Per Paper

Rank Country Papers Citations Cites per paper
1 SWITZERLAND  172,904 2,873,881 16.62
2 USA  2,967,957 46,796,090 15.77
3 DENMARK  93,538 1,470,961 15.73
4 NETHERLANDS  239,892 3,687,829 15.37
5 SCOTLAND  106,160 1,622,708 15.29
6 ENGLAND  679,394 9,979,737 14.69
7 SWEDEN  174,052 2,548,046 14.64
8 FINLAND  86,472 1,174,321 13.58
9 BELGIUM  130,614 1,756,586 13.45
10 GERMANY  762,599 9,960,100 13.06
11 CANADA  430,856 5,619,293 13.04
12 AUSTRIA  90,971 1,158,252 12.73
13 ISRAEL  108,706 1,363,975 12.55
14 NORWAY  67,189 839,931 12.5
15 FRANCE  542,293 6,660,630 12.28
16 WALES  35,707 434,969 12.18
17 AUSTRALIA  284,250 3,359,748 11.82
18 ITALY  409,232 4,770,753 11.66
19 NORTH IRELAND  17,464 201,859 11.56
20 IRELAND  41,624 469,554 11.28
Source: Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, time period: 2000-August 31, 2010 (fourth bimonthly period of 2010).
If you would like to view all of the 147 country rankings, please visit Essential Science IndicatorsSM for product information.
 

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