Table 5-20
S&E articles in all fields, by country/economy: 2001 and 2011
 
Rank   Country/
economy
2001 2011 Average
annual
change (%)
2011 world
total (%)
2011
cumulative
world total (%)
 
- World 629,386 827,705 2.8 na na
1 United States 190,597 212,394 1.1 25.7 25.7
2 China 21,134 89,894 15.6 10.9 36.5
3 Japan 56,082 47,106 -1.7 5.7 42.2
4 Germany 42,678 46,259 0.8 5.6 47.8
5 United Kingdom 45,588 46,035 0.1 5.6 53.4
6 France 30,602 31,685 0.3 3.8 57.2
7 Canada 21,945 29,114 2.9 3.5 60.7
8 Italy 22,093 26,503 1.8 3.2 63.9
9 South Korea 11,008 25,593 8.8 3.1 67.0
10 Spain 15,324 22,910 4.1 2.8 69.8
11 India 10,801 22,480 7.6 2.7 72.5
12 Australia 14,484 20,603 3.6 2.5 75.0
13 Netherlands 12,117 15,508 2.5 1.9 76.8
14 Taiwan 7,912 14,809 6.5 1.8 78.6
15 Russia 15,658 14,151 -1.0 1.7 80.3
16 Brazil 7,052 13,148 6.4 1.6 81.9
17 Switzerland 7,950 10,019 2.3 1.2 83.1
18 Sweden 10,022 9,473 -0.6 1.1 84.3
19 Turkey 4,151 8,328 7.2 1.0 85.3
20 Iran 1,035 8,176 23.0 1.0 86.3
21 Poland 5,629 7,564 3.0 0.9 87.2
22 Belgium 5,827 7,484 2.5 0.9 88.1
23 Israel 6,235 6,096 -0.2 0.7 88.8
24 Denmark 4,917 6,071 2.1 0.7 89.6
25 Austria 4,480 5,102 1.3 0.6 90.2
26 Finland 4,930 4,878 -0.1 0.6 90.8
27 Norway 3,215 4,777 4.0 0.6 91.4
28 Portugal 2,081 4,621 8.3 0.6 91.9
29 Singapore 2,434 4,543 6.4 0.5 92.5
30 Greece 3,204 4,534 3.5 0.5 93.0
31 Mexico 3,204 4,173 2.7 0.5 93.5
32 Czech Republic 2,571 4,127 4.8 0.5 94.0
33 Argentina 2,931 3,863 2.8 0.5 94.5
34 New Zealand 2,851 3,472 2.0 0.4 94.9
35 Ireland 1,588 3,186 7.2 0.4 95.3
36 South Africa 2,291 3,125 3.2 0.4 95.7
37 Egypt 1,463 2,515 5.6 0.3 96.0
38 Thailand 727 2,304 12.2 0.3 96.2
39 Hungary 2,398 2,289 -0.5 0.3 96.5
40 Malaysia 472 2,092 16.0 0.3 96.8
41 Chile 1,159 1,979 5.5 0.2 97.0
42 Ukraine 2,239 1,727 -2.6 0.2 97.2
43 Romania 927 1,626 5.8 0.2 97.4
44 Saudi Arabia 565 1,491 10.2 0.2 97.6
45 Croatia 696 1,289 6.3 0.2 97.8
46 Serbia NA 1,269 na 0.2 97.9
47 Pakistan 279 1,268 16.3 0.2 98.1
48 Slovenia 851 1,239 3.8 0.1 98.2
49 Slovakia 924 1,099 1.8 0.1 98.3
50 Tunisia 352 1,016 11.2 0.1 98.5
 

na = not applicable; NA = not available.

NOTES: Countries/economies shown produced 1,000 articles or more in 2011. Countries/economies are ranked based on the 2011 total. Article counts are from the set of journals covered by the Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Articles are classified by their year of publication and are assigned to a country/economy on the basis of the institutional address(es) listed in the article. Articles are credited on a fractional-count basis (i.e., for articles with collaborating institutions from multiple countries/economies, each country/economy receives fractional credit on the basis of the proportion of its participating institutions). Detail does not add to total because of countries/economies not shown.

SOURCES: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, and The Patent Board,™ special tabulations (2013) from Thomson Reuters, SCI and SSCI, http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/. See appendix table 5-26.

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