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Infographic: Global Ranking of Scientific Citations

This infographic from The Economist shows countries with the biggest share of academic citations

“SCIENCE is becoming bigger and more global. That, at least, is the conclusion of a report published by Britain’s Royal Society, the world’s oldest scientific academy. Emerging scientific nations are gaining influence, as measured by how often their researchers get cited in peer-reviewed journals. China and Spain, with 4% and 3% of global citations in 2004-2008, respectively, pushed Australia and Switzerland out of the top ten for the previous five years. Countries like the United States and Britain retain the the most clout, though. Together they still account for 38% of global citations in 2004-2008, down from 45% in the previous five years.”

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