FW: Science CiteTrack: Unnamed Alert (in Science)

Eugene Garfield eugene.garfield at THOMSONREUTERS.COM
Sat Nov 5 14:17:41 EDT 2011

Science 28 October 2011:
Vol. 334 no. 6055 p. 443
DOI: 10.1126/science.334.6055.443

  *   News & Analysis

Scientific Impact
U.K. Scientific Papers Rank First in Citations

  1.  Eliot Marshall<http://www.sciencemag.org/search?author1=Eliot+Marshall&sortspec=date&submit=Submit>,
  2.  John Travis<http://www.sciencemag.org/search?author1=John+Travis&sortspec=date&submit=Submit>


The U.K. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) released a citation analysis it commissioned from Elsevier, the scientific publishing company. The analysis, according to a BIS statement, found that the United Kingdom "attracts more citations per pound spent in overall research and development than any other country." A similar analysis, independently produced by Thomson Reuters, supports that basic theme: Scientific papers from Britain have the greatest impact in the world when the six most prolific nations are ranked by average number of citations.

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