UK surpasses US in research impact, says Thomson Reuters report

Via Scoop.itDUALimpact

Thomson Reuters, a US-based provider of information for healthcare professionals, has released a study that says the average ‘impact’ of research originating in the UK has risen, surpassing that of the research colossus US. This is despite a relative decrease in research output and private-sector research investment in the UK. At the same time, while the UK investment in R&D had risen by about one-third in real terms between 1991 and 2009, the nation has not kept pace with the increase in R&D investments on a global scale. The study, “Global Research Report: United Kingdom”, found that while the UK’s research output (the volume of published research as a share of the world total) has fallen over the past two decades — thanks in part by extraordinary research growth in new research economies such as China — the impact of UK research (the average number of citations per published work) has in the past five years come to surpass that of the US.
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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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