Most-Cited Paper From the Top 20 Countries, 2000-August 31, 2010

January 2011
Country Feature, January 2011
REUTERS/Brian Snyder

In December 2010 ScienceWatch.com 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 2000 through August 31, 2010, a 10-year plus 8-month period (fourth bimonthly).

In January 2011 ScienceWatch.com presented the highest-cited paper from each of the top 20 countries. The countries are listed in the same order as they were in December 2010—by total citations. In this ranking, all of the paper's authors are based in the given country, as opposed to multinational collaborations.

Highest-cited paper from each of the top 20 countries

Rank Country Citations
1

USA (46,796,090 total citations)


"ANALYSIS OF RELATIVE GENE EXPRESSION DATA USING REAL-TIME QUANTITATIVE PCR AND THE 2(T)(-DELTA DELTA C) METHO
Authors: LIVAK KJ, et al.
Source: METHODS, 25 (4): 402-408, DEC 2001
Address: Washington State Univ, Dept Pharmaceut Sci, Pullman, WA 99164 USA.
Field: BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

9,252
2

ENGLAND (9,979,737 total citations)


"COOT: MODEL-BUILDING TOOLS FOR MOLECULAR GRAPHICS"
Authors: EMSLEY P, et al.
Source: ACTA CRYSTALLOGR D-BIOL CRYST, 60: 2126-2132, Part 12 Sp. Iss. 1, DEC 2004
Address: Univ York, York Struct Biol Lab, York YO10 5YW, N Yorkshire, England.
Field: CHEMISTRY

4,898
3

GERMANY (9,960,100 total citations)


"A SHORT HISTORY OF SHELX"
Authors: SHELDRICK GM
Source: ACTA CRYSTALLOGR A, 64: 112-122, Part 1 JAN 2008
Address: Univ Gottingen, Dept Struct Chem, Tammann Str 4, D-37077 Gottingen, Germany.
Field: CHEMISTRY

7,020
4

JAPAN (7,877,699 total citations)


"SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AT 39 K IN MAGNESIUM DIBORIDE"
Authors: NAGAMATSU J, et al.
Source: NATURE, 410 (6824): 63-64, MAR 1 2001
Address: Aoyama Gakuin Univ, Dept Phys, Setagaya Ku, Tokyo 1578572, Japan.
Field: PHYSICS

2,811
5

FRANCE (6,660,630 total citations)


"A SIMPLE, FAST, AND ACCURATE ALGORITHM TO ESTIMATE LARGE PHYLOGENIES BY MAXIMUM LIKELIHOOD"
Authors: GUINDON S, et al.
Source: SYST BIOL, 52 (5): 696-704, OCT 2003
Address: CNRS, LIRMM, 161 Rue Ada, F-34392 Montpellier 5, France.
Field: ENVIRONMENT/ECOLOGY

2,995
6

CANADA (5,619,293 total citations)


"EFFECTS OF AN ANGIOTENSIN-CONVERTING-ENZYME INHIBITOR, RAMIPRIL, ON CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS IN HIGH-RISK PATIENTS"
Authors: YUSUF S, et al.
Source: N ENGL J MED, 342 (3): 145-153, JAN 20, 2000
Address: Hamilton Gen Hosp, Canadian Cardiovasc Collaborat Project Off, 237 Barton St E, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada.
Field: CLINICAL MEDICINE

3,435
7

ITALY (4,770,753 total citations)


"THE MIRROR-NEURON SYSTEM"
Authors: RIZZOLATTI G, et al.
Source: ANNU REV NEUROSCI, 27: 169-192, 2004
Address: Univ Parma, Dipartimento Neurosci, Sez Fisiol, Via Volturno 3, I-43100 Parma, Italy.
Field: NEUROSCIENCE & BEHAVIOR

1,021
8

PEOPLES R CHINA (4,227,779 total citations)


"CORONAVIRUS AS A POSSIBLE CAUSE OF SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME"
Authors: PEIRIS JSM, et al.
Source: LANCET, 361 (9366): 1319-1325, APR 19, 2003
Address: Univ Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hosp, Dept Microbiol, Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.
Field: CLINICAL MEDICINE

1,025
9

NETHERLANDS (3,687,829 total citations)


"SINGLE-CRYSTAL STRUCTURE VALIDATION WITH THE PROGRAM PLATON"
Authors: SPEK AL
Source: J APPL CRYST, 36: 7-13, Part 1, FEB 2003
Address: Univ Utrecht, Bijvoet Ctr Biomol Res, Padualaan 8, NL-3584 CH Utrecht, Netherlands.
Field: CHEMISTRY

7,405
10

AUSTRALIA (3,359,748 total citations)


"IDENTIFICATION OF DIABLO, A MAMMALIAN PROTEIN THAT PROMOTES APOPTOSIS BY BINDING TO AND ANTAGONIZING IAP PROTEINS"
Authors: VERHAGEN AM, et al.
Source: CELL, 102 (1): 43-53, JUL 7, 2000
Address: Walter & Eliza Hall Inst Med Res, PO Royal Melbourne Hosp, Melbourne, Vic 3050, Australia.
Field: MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & GENETICS

1,219
11

SPAIN (3,256,075 total citations)


"DNASP, DNA POLYMORPHISM ANALYSES BY THE COALESCENT AND OTHER METHODS"
Authors: ROZAS J, et al.
Source: BIOINFORMATICS, 19 (18): 2496-2497, DEC 12, 2003
Address: Univ Barcelona, Fac Biol, Dept Genet, Diagonal 645, E-08071 Barcelona, Spain.
Field: COMPUTER SCIENCE

2,391
12

SWITZERLAND (2,873,881 total citations)


"PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS"
Authors: GRATZEL M
Source: NATURE, 414 (6861): 338-344, NOV 15, 2001
Address: Swiss Fed Inst Technol, Inst Photon & Interfaces, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Field: CHEMISTRY

1,863
13

SWEDEN (2,548,046 total citations)


"MECHANISMS OF DISEASE - INFLAMMATION, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, AND CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE"
Authors: HANSSON GK
Source: N ENGL J MED, 352 (16): 1685-1695, APR 21, 2005
Addresses: Karolinska Univ Hosp, Karolinska Inst, Ctr Mol Med, Dept Med, L8-03, SE-17176 Stockholm, Sweden.
Field: CLINICAL MEDICINE

1,536
14

SOUTH KOREA (1,767,799 total citations)


"A HOMOCHIRAL METAL-ORGANIC POROUS MATERIAL FOR ENANTIOSELECTIVE SEPARATION AND CATALYSIS"
Authors: SEO JS, et al.
Source: NATURE, 404 (6781): 982-986, APR 27, 2000
Address: Pohang Univ Sci & Technol, Natl Creat Res Initiat Ctr Smart Supramol, San 31 Hyojadong, Pohang 790784, South Korea.
Field: CHEMISTRY

1,555
15

BELGIUM (1,756,586 total citations)


"INTENSIVE INSULIN THERAPY IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS"
Authors: VAN DEN BERGHE G, et al.
Source: N ENGL J MED, 345 (19): 1359-1367, NOV 8, 2001
Address: Katholieke Univ Leuven, Univ Hosp Gasthuisberg, Dept Intens Care Med, B-3000 Louvain, Belgium.
Field: CLINICAL MEDICINE

2,723
16

SCOTLAND (1,622,708 total citations)


"SPECIFICITY AND MECHANISM OF ACTION OF SOME COMMONLY USED PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS"
Authors: DAVIES SP, et al.
Source: BIOCHEM J, 351: 95-105, Part 1, OCT 1, 2000
Address: Univ Dundee, Dept Biochem, MRC, Prot Phosphorylat Unit, MSI-WTB Complex,Dow St, Dundee DD1 5EH, Scotland.
Field: BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY

2,432
17

INDIA (1,497,065 total citations)


"A FAST AND ELITIST MULTIOBJECTIVE GENETIC ALGORITHM: NSGA-II"
Authors: DEB K, et al.
Source: IEEE TRANS EVOL COMPUTAT, 6 (2): 182-197, APR 2002
Address: Indian Inst Technol, Kanpur Genet Algorithms Lab, Kanpur 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Field: ENGINEERING

1,054
18

DENMARK (1,470,961 total citations)


"PEPTIDOTRIAZOLES ON SOLID PHASE: [1,2,3]-TRIAZOLES BY REGIOSPECIFIC COPPER(I)-CATALYZED 1,3-DIPOLAR CYCLOADDITIONS OF TERMINAL ALKYNES TO AZIDES"
Authors: TORNOE CW, et al.
Source: J ORG CHEM, 67 (9): 3057-3064, MAY 3, 2002
Address: Carlsberg Lab, Dept Chem, Ctr Solid Phase Organ Combinatorial Chem, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 10, DK-2500 Valby, Denmark.
Field: CHEMISTRY

1,146
19

ISRAEL (1,363,975 total citations)


"THE RANDOM WALK'S GUIDE TO ANOMALOUS DIFFUSION: A FRACTIONAL DYNAMICS APPROACH"
Authors: METZLER R, et al.
Source: PHYS REP-REV SECT PHYS LETT, 339 (1): 1-77, DEC 2000
Address: Tel Aviv Univ, Sch Chem, IL-69978 Tel Aviv, Israel.
Field: PHYSICS

1,311
20

RUSSIA (1,243,711 total citations)


"BULK NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS FROM SEVERE PLASTIC DEFORMATION"
Authors: VALIEV RZ, et al.
Source: PROG MATER SCI, 45 (2): 103-189, 2000
Address: Ufa State Aviat Tech Univ, Inst Phys Adv Mat, 12 K Marx St, Ufa 450000, Russia.
Field: MATERIALS SCIENCE

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