China’s explosive scientific growth continues to reshape the international research base.
Thomson Reuters predicts that India’s research productivity will be on par with most G8 nations within 7 to 8 years and could overtake them between 2015 and 2020.
For years Japan has been known for its world-class universities, established government laboratories and several Nobel Prizes.
Materials science grew the fastest among all physical sciences during the last three decades, and the field holds great potential for 21st century manufacturing and innovation.
Japan’s world share of science and social-science papers over a recent five-year period between 2006-2010, expressed as a percentage of papers in each of 21 fields in the Thomson Reuters database...