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New Report Suggests that the U.S. is not Keeping Pace

Dec 3, 2010

A new study by Thomson Reuters, suggests that the U.S. is no longer globally dominant in the production of scientific papers, as it was 30 years ago. Rather, the EU and the Asia-Pacific region, as of 2009, have surpassed the U.S. in research output. In 1981, U.S. researchers produced 40% of all researcher papers, while in 2009 they produced only 29%. The EU27 saw their shares rise during this period from 33% - 39%, with the Asia-Pacific region seeing a rise of 13%-31%. The report also looks at citation impact and thematic areas.


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