Is the United States losing ground in science? A global perspective on the world science system in 2005

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105853
Title:
Is the United States losing ground in science? A global perspective on the world science system in 2005
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet; Wagner, Caroline S.
Citation:
Is the United States losing ground in science? A global perspective on the world science system in 2005 2006-11,
Issue Date:
Nov-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105853
Submitted date:
2006-11-17
Abstract:
Based on the Science Citation Index - Expanded web-version, the USA is still by far the strongest nation in terms of scientific performance. Its relative decline in percentage share of publications is largely due to the emergence of China and other Asian nations. In terms of citations, the competitive advantage of the American "domestic market" is diminished, while the European Union (EU) is profiting more from the enlargement of the database over time than the US. However, the USA is still outperforming all other countries in terms of highly cited papers and citation/publication ratios, and it is more successful than the EU in coordinating its research efforts in strategic priority areas like nanotechnology. In this field, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has become second largest in 2005 in both numbers of papers published and citations behind the USA.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies
Local subject classification:
National; Science; Bibliometrics; Indicators; Nanotechnology

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.contributor.authorWagner, Caroline S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-17T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:33Z-
dc.date.issued2006-11en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-17en_US
dc.identifier.citationIs the United States losing ground in science? A global perspective on the world science system in 2005 2006-11,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105853-
dc.description.abstractBased on the Science Citation Index - Expanded web-version, the USA is still by far the strongest nation in terms of scientific performance. Its relative decline in percentage share of publications is largely due to the emergence of China and other Asian nations. In terms of citations, the competitive advantage of the American "domestic market" is diminished, while the European Union (EU) is profiting more from the enlargement of the database over time than the US. However, the USA is still outperforming all other countries in terms of highly cited papers and citation/publication ratios, and it is more successful than the EU in coordinating its research efforts in strategic priority areas like nanotechnology. In this field, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has become second largest in 2005 in both numbers of papers published and citations behind the USA.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherNationalen_US
dc.subject.otherScienceen_US
dc.subject.otherBibliometricsen_US
dc.subject.otherIndicatorsen_US
dc.subject.otherNanotechnologyen_US
dc.titleIs the United States losing ground in science? A global perspective on the world science system in 2005en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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