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The Impact of Asian Science: 

The Impact of Asian Science Mark Robertson presented on behalf of Alma Swan Key Perspectives Ltd

Published science: 

Published science Sources: ISI Science Citation Index United Nations population statistics World Bank economic indicators databases Key Perspectives Ltd

ISI’s Science Citation Index: 

ISI’s Science Citation Index The caveats: Peer-reviewed journals English language abstracts and keywords Authors from multiple countries So… certain national or regional journals are excluded Key Perspectives Ltd

This presentation will cover…: 

This presentation will cover… The impact of Asian science in terms of the amount published and how it is growing in different regions and countries of Asia The subject areas that predominate in different countries The patterns of publishing (journals, collaborations) Key Perspectives Ltd

Total database records (SCI): 

Total database records (SCI) 1983: 672,417 1993: 754,305 2003: 1,111,397 Key Perspectives Ltd

‘Western’ science output: 

‘Western’ science output Publications from North America and Western Europe account for: 1983: 75% of total records 1993: 70% of total records 2003: 50% of total records Key Perspectives Ltd

Growth in science output from various world regions 1983-2003: 

Growth in science output from various world regions 1983-2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

Growth in Asian science articles published 1983-2003: 

Growth in Asian science articles published 1983-2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

North East Asia: papers published 2003: 

North East Asia: papers published 2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

North East Asia: papers published 1983/2003: 

North East Asia: papers published 1983/2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

North East Asia: % increase in papers published 1983-2003: 

North East Asia: % increase in papers published 1983-2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

South East Asia: articles published 1983-2003: 

South East Asia: articles published 1983-2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

South Asia: articles published 1983-2003: 

South Asia: articles published 1983-2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

South Asia: Growth in articles published 1983-2003: 

South Asia: Growth in articles published 1983-2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

Australia and New Zealand: articles published 1983 to 2003: 

Australia and New Zealand: articles published 1983 to 2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

Australia and New Zealand: Growth of articles 1983 to 2003: 

Australia and New Zealand: Growth of articles 1983 to 2003 Key Perspectives Ltd

Two things to note, then….: 

Two things to note, then…. Research output in absolute terms: Japan: 92K China: 50K Australia: 28K India: 23K South Korea: 23K Key Perspectives Ltd

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% growth in research output over two decades: Key Perspectives Ltd

Lastly, on this topic, productivity: 

Lastly, on this topic, productivity Key Perspectives Ltd

What kind of science?: 

What kind of science? The ‘big hitters’: China: physical sciences, engineering, materials science Japan: electronics, life sciences, medical sciences India: chemistry, agriculture, materials science Aust/NZ: life sciences, medical sciences, geological sciences Key Perspectives Ltd

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Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore: electronics, materials science, physical sciences South Korea: engineering, life sciences, materials science Thailand: life sciences, medical sciences Key Perspectives Ltd The tiger economies:

Spanish-speaking Latin America: origin and destiny of papers: 

Spanish-speaking Latin America: origin and destiny of papers Key Perspectives Ltd Patterns of publishing by Asian scientists

Where is this science being published?: 

Where is this science being published? Mainly in non-Asian journals …. even for countries that have substantial domestic scholarly publishing programmes ‘Western’ journals in the top 50 journals for each country: Japan: 29 India: 29 Australia: 34 New Zealand: 31 South Korea: 40 China: 41 Key Perspectives Ltd

Representation in Asian journals: 

Representation in Asian journals Key Perspectives Ltd

Patterns of collaboration: 

Patterns of collaboration Key Perspectives Ltd

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