India emerges world’s third largest scientific articles’ producer: Report

India emerges world’s third largest scientific articles’ producer: Report

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New Delhi, Updated on Jan 3, 2020 18:04 IST

China and the United States of America have taken the first and the second spots respectively in the list.

India has reportedly become the world's third-largest publisher of science and engineering articles. The report was compiled by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). China and the United States of America have taken the first and the second spots respectively in the list.

China with 20.67 per cent of all global publications in scientific articles, leads the list, followed by the US at 16.54 per cent.

As per the data released on Tuesday, India published 48,998 science and engineering articles in 2008. It has increased to 1,35,788 articles in 2018 and the country now accounts for 5.31 per cent of the total world publications in science and engineering. In 2000, China produced 5% of the global output and grew to 21% in 2018 while during that period India's share rose from 2% to 5%.

The number of global scientific publications in China has increased from 2,49,049 in 2008 to 5,28,263 in 2018, witnessing a growth rate of 7.81 per cent per annum. In the US, the total global publications in science and engineering articles grew at a rate of 0.71 per cent from 3,93,979 in 2008 to 4,22,808 in 2018.

India being the third-largest publisher is mainly due to a phenomenal double-digit growth rate in the last decade from 2008 to 2018, the report stated. The top 10 countries in the list include Germany (1,04,396), Japan (98,793), UK (97,681), Russia (81,579), Italy (71,240), South Korea (66,376) and France (66,352).

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