The UK has increased its share of published research in the world's most influential scientific journals and offers the best return globally for R&D investment, a report published today by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) has found.
The study provides an annual benchmark for the Government and others to assess how the UK is performing alongside the 25 world leading research economies - including the G8 nations, India and China.
The report, which analysed 17 million papers and 22.5 million citations in 8000 of the world's leading scientific journals, found that the UK contributes nine per cent of papers produced annually and a 12 per cent share of citations, placing it second only to the USA in world rankings.
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