Top 20 Countries in ALL FIELDS, 2001-August 31, 2011

Special Country Feature, December 2011

Droplets of morning dew hang onto the leaves of crops in a field in the village of Founex near Geneva October 27, 2006. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse.For the tenth consecutive year, ScienceWatch.com Webmaster Spyder Schafer presents the 10th annual "Top 20" listings of countries which, according to the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM, achieved particular distinction based on their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals from January 2001 through August 31, 2011, a 10-year plus 8-month period (fourth bimonthly).

Out of the 147 countries in the Essential Science Indicators database, 60 published at least 10,000 papers during the period. Countries are listed by three separate measures in the tables below: number of citations, total papers, and cites per paper. (Note: For articles with multiple authors representing different countries, each listed country receives full, not fractional, citation credit for the given paper.)

 

Listed by Papers

Rank Country Papers Citations Cites per paper
1 USA  3,049,662 48,862,100 16.02
2 PEOPLES R CHINA  836,255 5,191,358 6.21
3 GERMANY  784,316 10,518,133 13.41
4 JAPAN  771,548 8,084,145 10.48
5 ENGLAND  697,763 10,508,202 15.06
6 FRANCE  557,322 7,007,693 12.57
7 CANADA  451,588 6,019,195 13.33
8 ITALY  429,301 5,151,675 12.00
9 SPAIN  339,164 3,588,655 10.58
10 AUSTRALIA  304,160 3,681,695 12.10
11 INDIA  293,049 1,727,973 5.90
12 SOUTH KOREA  282,328 2,024,609 7.17
13 RUSSIA  265,721 1,282,281 4.83
14 NETHERLANDS  252,242 3,974,719 15.76
15 BRAZIL  212,243 1,360,097 6.41
16 SWITZERLAND  181,636 3,070,458 16.9
17 SWEDEN  179,126 2,686,304 15.00
18 TAIWAN  177,929 1,273,682 7.16
19 TURKEY  155,276 819,071 5.27
20 POLAND  154,016 1,036,062 6.73
Source: Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, time period: 2001-August 31, 2011 (fourth bimonthly period of 2011).

Listed by Citations

Rank Country Papers Citations Cites per paper
1 USA  3,049,662 48,862,100 16.02
2 GERMANY  784,316 10,518,133 13.41
3 ENGLAND  697,763 10,508,202 15.06
4 JAPAN  771,548 8,084,145 10.48
5 FRANCE  557,322 7,007,693 12.57
6 CANADA  451,588 6,019,195 13.33
7 PEOPLES R CHINA  836,255 5,191,358 6.21
8 ITALY  429,301 5,151,675 12.00
9 NETHERLANDS  252,242 3,974,719 15.76
10 AUSTRALIA  304,160 3,681,695 12.10
11 SPAIN  339,164 3,588,655 10.58
12 SWITZERLAND  181,636 3,070,458 16.90
13 SWEDEN  179,126 2,686,304 15.00
14 SOUTH KOREA  282,328 2,024,609 7.17
15 BELGIUM  137,878 1,918,993 13.92
16 INDIA  293,049 1,727,973 5.90
17 SCOTLAND  109,135 1,709,814 15.67
18 DENMARK  98,083 1,574,167 16.05
19 ISRAEL  110,558 1,426,421 12.90
20 BRAZIL  212,243 1,360,097 6.41
Source: Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, time period: 2001-August 31, 2011 (fourth bimonthly period of 2011).

Listed By Citations Per Paper

Rank Country Papers Citations Cites per paper
1 SWITZERLAND  181,636 3,070,458 16.90
2 DENMARK  98,083 1,574,167 16.05
3 USA  3,049,662 48,862,100 16.02
4 NETHERLANDS  252,242 3,974,719 15.76
5 SCOTLAND  109,135 1,709,814 15.67
6 ENGLAND  697,763 10,508,202 15.06
7 SWEDEN  179,126 2,686,304 15.00
8 BELGIUM  137,878 1,918,993 13.92
9 FINLAND  88,874 1,224,037 13.77
10 GERMANY  784,316 10,518,133 13.41
11 CANADA  451,588 6,019,195 13.33
12 AUSTRIA  95,690 1,253,930 13.10
13 ISRAEL  110,558 1,426,421 12.90
14 NORWAY  72,277 922,183 12.76
15 WALES  36,949 465,429 12.60
16 FRANCE  557,322 7,007,693 12.57
17 AUSTRALIA  304,160 3,681,695 12.10
18 ITALY  429,301 5,151,675 12.00
19 NORTH IRELAND  18,025 212,810 11.81
20 IRELAND  45,774 534,270 11.67
Source: Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters, time period: 2001-August 31, 2011 (fourth bimonthly period of 2011).
If you would like to view all of the 147 country rankings, please visit Essential Science IndicatorsSM for product information.
 

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