Top 20 Countries in Physics, 1997-2007

March 2008
Physics

A listing of the top 20 countries which attracted the highest total citations to their papers published in Thomson Reuters-indexed journals of Physics over the 11-year period (1997-2007). These countries are the top 20 out of a pool of 87 countries comprising the top 50% ranked by total citation count in this field (see source dates below).

Ranked by Citations

Rank Field Papers Citations Citations
Per Paper
1 USA 218,045 2,719,244 12.47
2 GERMANY 104,592 1,100,855 10.53
3 JAPAN 117,017 899,691 7.69
4 FRANCE 74,124 683,324 9.22
5 ENGLAND 55,085 577,457 10.48
6 RUSSIA 80,575 458,682 5.69
7 ITALY 49,700 449,636 9.05
8 PEOPLES R CHINA 86,679 371,287 4.28
9 SWITZERLAND 22,231 304,182 13.68
10 SPAIN 28,461 261,164 9.18
11 CANADA 24,759 238,065 9.62
12 NETHERLANDS 17,407 206,652 11.87
13 SOUTH KOREA 32,313 191,334 5.92
14 POLAND 24,529 168,958 6.89
15 INDIA 28,786 162,061 5.63
16 SWEDEN 15,431 149,739 9.7
17 ISRAEL 14,040 147,556 10.51
18 AUSTRALIA 15,189 127,456 8.39
19 BRAZIL 19,956 121,789 6.1
20 AUSTRIA 9,137 105,854 11.59

SOURCE: Essential Science Indicators from the March 1, 2008 update covering an 11-year period, 1997-December 31, 2007.

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