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Country/Territory Rankings in Geosciences 1998-2008

Based on citations per paper among nations with 10,000 or more citations.

Rank      Country/Territory Papers Citations Citations
Per
Paper
1 Switzerland 6,518 81,670 12.53
2 United States of America 86,465 1,067,003 12.34
3 England 23,932 281,576 11.77
4 Denmark 3,243 37,483 11.56
5 The Netherlands 6,375 73,319 11.5
6 Germany 23,868 265,043 11.1
7 Australia 12,841 141,588 11.03
8 France 22,020 232,306 10.55
9 Sweden 4,745 50,010 10.54
10 Israel 1,808 18,278 10.11
11 Finland 2,268 22,795 10.05
12 Wales 1,794 17,894 9.97
13 Belgium 2,667 25,854 9.69
14 Scotland 3,887 37,474 9.64
15 Norway 4,631 44,564 9.62
16 New Zealand 3,142 29,736 9.46
17 Canada 18,225 171,953 9.44
18 Austria 2,663 22,841 8.58
19 Italy 12,123 96,035 7.92
20 Greece 2,211 17,291 7.82

SOURCE: Thomson Reuters’s Essential Science IndicatorsSM database from Thomson Reuters, January 1, 1998 through August 31, 2008.

The data above were extracted from the Essential Science Indicators database of Thomson Reuters. This database, currently covering the period January 1998 through August 2008, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Reuters. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Reuters’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Here our ranking in geosciences is by citations per paper -- among nations that earned 10,000 or more citations during the period -- to reveal weighted impact. For articles with multiple authors from different nations, each nation receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Essential Science Indicators lists nations ranked in the top 50% for a field over a given period, based on total citations. In geosciences, 100 nations are listed, meaning 200 were surveyed. Thirty-three nations collected at least 10,000 citations during the period.

This item also appeared in the Times Higher Education magazine, reprinted with their permission.        

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