Table 5-19
International collaboration on S&E articles, by selected region/country: 2000 and 2010
(Percent distribution)
 
  Share of
region/country
total article output
  Share of world's
internationally
coauthored articles
Region/country 2000 2010   2000 2010
 
United States 23 32   44 43
EU          
France 42 56   15 14
Germany 39 54   20 19
Italy 39 48   9 9
Netherlands 45 56   7 7
Spain 36 50   6 8
United Kingdom 35 53   19 19
Other Western Europe          
Switzerland 52 68   6 6
Asia          
China 26 27   5 13
Japan 19 28   10 8
Asia-8 24 30   8 13
Other          
Australia 33 49   5 7
Canada 36 48   9 10
 

EU = European Union

NOTES: Internationally coauthored articles have at least one collaborating institution from indicated country/economy and an institution from outside that country/economy. Article counts from set of journals covered by Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Articles classified by year they entered database, rather than year of publication, and assigned to country/economy on basis of institutional address(es) listed on article. Articles on whole-count basis, i.e., each collaborating country/economy credited one count. Countries/economies with less than 5% of 2010 international total omitted. See appendix table 5-25 for countries/economies included in Asia-8, which in this table is treated as a single country. Detail adds to more than 100% because articles may have authors from more than two countries/economies.

SOURCES: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, and The Patent Board™, special tabulations (2011) from Thomson Reuters, SCI and SSCI, http://thomsonreuters.com/products_services/science/.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012