The Top 5 Countries in the Field of Science

  Country Citations
(2012)
Papers Citations per Paper
1 United States 48,862,100 3,049,662 16.02
2 Germany 10,518,133 784,316 13.41
3 England 10,508,202 697,763 13.06
4 Japan 8,084,145 771,548 10.48
5 France 7,007,693 557,322 12.57
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Sources:  Thomson Reuters Essential Science Indicators. (2012). "Top 20 Countries".
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List Notes: Data is for the year 2012 (latest available data as of February 2014). Countries are ranked by total number of citations in academic journals across all fields of scientific endeavour (including: Agricultural Sciences, Biology and Biochemistry, Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Business & Economics, Engineering, Geo-sciences, Immunology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience & Behaviour, Pharmacology, Physics, Plant & Animal Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Space Sciences). Data is from January 2000 through August 31, 2010 out of a pool of 147 countries.
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