Research Report: Spain and Selected Nations

May 2013

This report provides a concise overview of scientific activity and concentration in Spain and a group of comparator nations, including Portugal, France, Italy, Brazil, and Mexico. Along with figures covering national expenditure on research and the dimensions of the research workforce, the report provides data on the nations' respective shares of world literature as well as their overall citation impact, and how these figures have changed over time. The report highlights the contrast between nations whose economies and research bases are established, and those whose economic and scientific presence on the world stage has been increasing in recent years. In both cases, the changing landscape of international research offers opportunities.

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