British scientists are doing better on the world stage than the country's relatively low level of research spending might suggest, a new report shows. The latest figures from the study put UK researchers ahead of their counterparts in the US when it comes to the impact of their pre-clinical and biological research."The UK produces 9% of the world's scientific papers and has a citation share of 12%, second only to the USA," said science minister David Sainsbury. "The study also shows that the UK continued to strengthen its share of the world's most influential papers, from 12.9% to 13.2%." The country has also experienced an improvement in the relative citation impact of UK research publications in biological sciences, the report says, culminating in a very good year in 2004. "The UK has now moved ahead of the USA on impact for preclinical and health biological sciences.""It's an area where the...
Evidence LtdThe Scientistspending for science firstname.lastname@example.org://www.ost.gov.uk/research/funding/psa_metrics_report.pdfThe Scientisthttp://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/22291/http://www.evidenceuk.comThe Guardianhttp://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,1736902,00.html
Interested in reading more?
Become a Member of
Receive full access to more than 35 years of archives, as well as TS Digest, digital editions of The Scientist, feature stories, and much more!