Country Rankings on Scientific Journal Publication

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USA was ranked with the highest number of research publications among countries

The SCImago Journal and Country Rank released an article which assessed 239 countries in their contribution to the research journal publications contained in the Scopus database since 1996.

The report showed that United States had the greatest number of documents listed in Scopus with 12,070,144 documents. This is joined by China with 5,901,404, United Kingdom with 3,449,243, Germany with 3,019,959, and Japan with 2,750,108 documents.

At the bottom of the list are Heard Island and McDonald Islands (2), Pitcairn (3), Saint Pierre and Miquelon (5), Bouvet Island (5), Tokelau (8), and French Southern and Antarctic Lands (8).

 

Scientific Research Published from 1996 to 2018


Rank CountryDocuments
1United States of America12,070,144
2China5,901,404
3United Kingdom3,449,243
4Germany3,019,959
5Japan2,750,108
6France2,120,161
7Canada1,744,508
8Italy1,744,314
9India1,670,099
10Spain1,376,358
11Australia1,362,848
12South Korea1,105,110
13Russia1,076,966
14Netherlands966,986
15Brazil938,352
16Switzerland710,672
17Taiwan658,383
18Sweden655,869
19Poland655,485
20Turkey588,326
21Belgium530,736
22Iran514,496
23Denmark393,204
24Austria386,992
25Israel376,506
26Finland334,763
27Czech Republic326,336
28Mexico318,095
29Greece315,659
30Norway312,012
31Portugal303,053
32Singapore292,560
33Hong Kong288,889
34Malaysia286,411
35South Africa272,886
36New Zealand240,206
37Argentina209,294
38Ireland205,128
39Egypt203,952
40Romania198,390
41Hungary192,565
42Ukraine189,265
43Saudi Arabia182,753
44Thailand178,133
45Pakistan151,607
46Chile147,389
47Slovakia111,356
48Indonesia110,610
49Croatia104,865
50Colombia99,301
51Slovenia93,894
52Serbia91,280
53Nigeria90,031
54Tunisia86,600
55Bulgaria77,335
56Algeria65,714
57Morocco62,636
58United Arab Emirates52,931
59Vietnam51,748
60Lithuania51,464
61Bangladesh48,347
62Jordan40,325
63Venezuela40,072
64Estonia39,907
65Cuba39,570
66Belarus38,483
67Kenya35,120
68Philippines32,326
69Lebanon31,650
70Iraq28,091
71Cyprus26,534
72Qatar25,985
73Peru25,175
74Kuwait24,752
75Latvia24,398
76Kazakhstan23,849
77Ethiopia22,934
78Iceland21,875
79Ghana20,052
80Luxembourg19,922
81Sri Lanka19,884
82Georgia19,510
83Oman19,318
84Uruguay19,229
85Ecuador18,795
86Tanzania17,484
87Uganda17,406
88Puerto Rico17,160
89Armenia16,995
90Cameroon16,395
91Nepal14,965
92Azerbaijan13,693
93Costa Rica12,829
94Bosnia and Herzegovina12,226
95North Macedonia11,949
96Uzbekistan11,328
97Zimbabwe10,529
98Senegal10,381
99Macau9,911
100Sudan9,133
101Moldova7,794
102Malta7,481
103Botswana7,457
104Malawi7,452
105Syria7,348
106Panama7,137
107Palestine6,885
108Burkina Faso6,763
109Bahrain6,662
110Trinidad and Tobago6,659
111Jamaica6,566
112Côte d'Ivoire6,461
113Zambia6,150
114Libya5,689
115Benin5,497
116Republic of the Congo4,842
117Mongolia4,792
118Bolivia4,734
119Albania4,727
120Madagascar4,445
121Yemen4,299
122Brunei Darussalam4,169
123Cambodia4,007
124Montenegro3,920
125Mozambique3,854
126Fiji3,755
127Namibia3,720
128Mali3,572
129Mauritius3,358
130Guatemala3,278
131Rwanda3,167
132Papua New Guinea3,102
133Myanmar2,965
134New Caledonia2,742
135Gabon2,691
136Laos2,672
137Gambia2,601
138Kyrgyzstan2,407
139Paraguay2,388
140Niger2,218
141Barbados2,203
142Monaco2,179
143Togo2,082
144Nicaragua1,775
145Liechtenstein1,763
146French Polynesia1,749
147Tajikistan1,732
148Guadeloupe1,674
149Dominican Republic1,665
150Grenada1,644
151El Salvador1,622
152Eswatini1,589
153Afghanistan1,521
154Honduras1,465
155Greenland1,399
156French Guiana1,278
157North Korea1,188
158Angola1,159
159Haiti1,155
160Sierra Leone1,128
161Democratic Republic of the Congo1,023
162Guinea998
163Guam980
164Bhutan920
165Martinique846
166Bermuda814
167Faroe Islands799
168Central African Republic776
169Reunion771
170Guyana688
171Mauritania682
172Lesotho678
173Saint Kitts and Nevis655
174Seychelles653
175Burundi646
176Guinea-Bissau644
177Eritrea624
178Bahamas623
179Liberia588
180Chad562
181Solomon Islands505
182Suriname480
183Netherlands Antilles470
184Belize455
185Vanuatu448
186Falkland Islands435
187Dominica398
188Samoa387
189Turkmenistan361
190Cape Verde325
191Cayman Islands314
192Maldives309
193San Marino308
194Micronesia295
195Djibouti266
196Andorra250
197Timor-Leste248
198United States Virgin Islands245
199Palau229
200Somalia222
201American Samoa222
202Equatorial Guinea216
203Antigua and Barbuda181
204Tonga171
205British Virgin Islands159
206Saint Lucia158
207Comoros157
208Gibraltar153
209Aruba152
210Montserrat121
211Marshall Islands118
212Saint Vincent and the Grenadines97
213Northern Mariana Islands95
214Cook Islands93
215Anguilla90
216Mayotte87
217Turks and Caicos Islands70
218Kiribati70
219São Tomé and Príncipe68
220Vatican City60
221St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha49
222Tuvalu37
223Svalbard and Jan Mayen35
224United States Minor Outlying Islands34
225Nauru30
226=British Indian Ocean Territory26
226=Norfolk Island26
228Niue21
229South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands17
230Wallis and Futuna16
231Cocos Islands14
232Western Sahara11
233Christmas Island9
234=French Southern and Antarctic Lands8
234=Tokelau8
236=Bouvet Island5
236=Saint Pierre and Miquelon5
238Pitcairn3
239Heard Island and McDonald Islands2

 

Source: Scimago Lab
Full report: Scimago Journal & Country Rank (1996-2018)