The scientific impact of nations

Published on Jul 1, 2004in Nature43.07
· DOI :10.1038/430311a
David A. King4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Office of Science and Technology)
To measure the quantity and quality od science in different nations, the author has analysed the numbers of research papers and reviews, and their citations. All data are were provided by Thomson ISI, previously known as the Institute for Scientific Information.
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