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Slide Words: U.S. Share of S & E Articles: 1988-2001

Slide Image: A line graph showing share of Science and Engineering articles from 1988-2001 for Western Europe, United States, Japan, and China, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. (China, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan are grouped together)
The left (vertical) axis represents the number of articles in thousands (from 0 to 250).
The bottom (horizontal) axis represents the years from 1988 to 2001.

The graph shows the following:
The United States' number of articles was around 176,000 in 1988 and increased to 200,000 by 2001.
Western Europe's number of articles was around 145,000 in 1988 and increased to about 226,000 by 2001
Japan’s number of articles was around 35,000 in 1988 and increased to about 55,000 by 2001
China, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan’s number of articles was around 8,000 in 1988 and increased to about 40,000 by 2001

Inset into the main graph is a smaller graph titled, "U.S. share of world total"
The left (vertical) axis of this graph shows percent from 0 to 50
The bottom (horizontal) axis represents the years from 1988 to 2001
This graph shows a line descending from around 38 percent in 1988 to 31 percent in 2001.

Credit: Division of Science Resources Statistics, National Science Foundation


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