Top 20 Countries in Mathematics, 1998-2008

November 2008
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Below is a listing of the top 20 countries which, as of the latest bimonthly update of Essential Science Indicators, attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals of Mathematics over the 10-year + 6-month period, (1998-June 30, 2008). These countries are of a pool of 83 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  65,830 268,096 4.07
2 FRANCE  22,796 76,515 3.36
3 GERMANY  18,730 64,155 3.43
4 PEOPLES R CHINA  22,200 50,674 2.28
5 ENGLAND  11,618 46,429 4
6 CANADA  11,496 36,784 3.2
7 ITALY  12,537 36,426 2.91
8 JAPAN  12,531 28,832 2.3
9 SPAIN  10,343 28,318 2.74
10 AUSTRALIA  5,805 21,481 3.7
11 RUSSIA  12,082 17,845 1.48
12 ISRAEL  4,957 17,272 3.48
13 NETHERLANDS  3,475 12,849 3.7
14 BELGIUM  3,138 11,082 3.53
15 POLAND  5,091 10,902 2.14
16 SWEDEN  2,775 10,186 3.67
17 SWITZERLAND  2,589 10,089 3.9
18 SOUTH KOREA  4,775 9,910 2.08
19 BRAZIL  3,744 9,263 2.47
20 TAIWAN  3,109 8,594 2.76

SOURCE: Essential Science Indicators from the September 1, 2008 update covering a 10-year + 6-month period, 1998-June 30, 2008.

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