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Year 2012: Top Rankings for Countries in Cites, Papers, Cites Per Paper, & Overall World Impact

In these profiles for the year 2012, from Clarivate Analytics offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at research coming out of highly cited countries according to the Essential Science IndicatorsSM database. In addition, provides selected overall and field rankings for some of the feature data.

Country Features for the Year 2012



Top 20 Countries: Citations in Five-Year IncrementS

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.

Last month presented its annual "Top 20" listings of countries (across all 22 fields), 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 2001 through August 31, 2011, a 10-year plus 8-month period (fourth bimonthly). This month, Webmaster Spyder Schafer presents additional data for the latest annual selection of “Top 20” countries. In this analyses, the graphs below show each country’s citations in overlapping five-year increments since 2001. The countries are listed in the same order—again, according to total citations—as they were last month.
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