Top 20 Countries in Engineering, 1998-2008

April 2009
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Below is a listing of the top 20 countries which, as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science IndicatorsSM, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals of Engineering over an 11-year period, (1998-December 31, 2008). These countries are of a pool of 96 countries comprising the top 50% ranked by total citation count in this field.

Ranked by Citations

Rank Field Papers Citations Citations Per Paper
1 USA 202,141 1,115,430 5.52
2 JAPAN 66,882 237,154 3.55
3 GERMANY 46,643 231,381 4.96
4 ENGLAND 47,910 227,272 4.74
5 PEOPLES R CHINA 64,435 201,881 3.13
6 FRANCE 38,455 186,951 4.86
7 CANADA 34,015 149,229 4.39
8 ITALY 33,372 146,901 4.4
9 TAIWAN 27,786 96,036 3.46
10 SOUTH KOREA 30,013 91,955 3.06
11 SPAIN 21,025 88,569 4.21
12 AUSTRALIA 17,407 81,127 4.66
13 NETHERLANDS 13,727 74,175 5.4
14 INDIA 23,382 68,534 2.93
15 SWITZERLAND 10,481 67,600 6.45
16 RUSSIA 22,847 58,059 2.54
17 SWEDEN 10,608 57,944 5.46
18 BELGIUM 8,999 49,792 5.53
19 SINGAPORE 11,744 48,797 4.16
20 TURKEY 11,962 41,586 3.48
SOURCE: Essential Science Indicators from Thomson Reuters.

 

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