National Rankings in Neuroscience and Behaviour, 1998-2008

Data provided by Thomson Scientific from its Essential Science Indicators, 1 January 1998–29 February 2008

June 19, 2008

National Rankings in Neuroscience and Behaviour, 1998-2008
RankCountryPapers CitationsCitations per paper
1 United States116,236 2,546,126 21.90
2 England22,698 493,246 21.73
3 Switzerland6,205 122,683 19.77
4 Scotland3,033 55,833 18.41
5 Canada17,456 314,550 18.02
6 Sweden7,091 1,091 17.92
7 Germany26,379 467,220 17.71
8 Norway1,671 29,285 17.53
9 Austria2,742 47,294 17.25
10 Wales1,092 18,553 16.99
11 Belgium3,400 57,356 16.87
12 Israel4,003 67,191 16.79
13 France16,133 269,663 16.71
14 Denmark2,740 44,420 16.21
15 Finland3,154 50,876 16.13
16 The Netherlands8,469 132,03315.59
17 Ireland944 14,265 15.11
18 Australia6,966 102,136 14.66
19 Hungary2,334 31,585 13.53
20 Italy16,686 221,945 13.30
The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1998 to February 2008, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’s journal-to-category field definition scheme. Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Here our ranking in neuroscience and behaviour is by citations per paper – among nations that collected 10,000 or more citations – to reveal weighted impact. For articles with multiple authors from different nations, each nation receives full, not fractional, citation credit. Essential Science Indicators

lists nations ranked in the top 50 per cent for a field over a given period, based on total citations. In neurosciences and behaviour, 80 nations are listed, meaning that 160 were surveyed. Thirty-three nations earned at least 10,000 citations. Notable are several nations whose relatively small output nonetheless earned them a high per-paper impact: Norway, Wales, Ireland and Hungary.

For more information on Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, see http://scientific.thomson.com/products/esi. Also see:http://scientific.thomson.com.

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