Science-Metrix supplies bibliometric and technometric indicators for UNESCO Science Report 2015

Published on December 11 2015

UNESCO has released the 2015 edition of its five-yearly science report, and the Science-Metrix bibliometrics team are proud to have contributed bibliometric and technometric indicators to the publication. UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030 provides country and regional synopses of scientific activity, and examines issues related to sustainable growth, researcher mobility, and the gender gap in science and engineering. The report complements the United Nations’ 2015 adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

In announcing the report’s publication, UNESCO stated: “Written by about 60 experts who are each covering the country or region from which they hail, the UNESCO Science Report: Towards 2030 provides more country-level information than ever before. The trends and developments in science, technology and innovation policy and governance between 2009 and mid-2015 described here provide essential baseline information on the concerns and priorities of countries that should orient the implementation and drive the assessment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the years to come.”

Using Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science database and the PATSTAT patent database, Science-Metrix calculated the following bibliometric and technometric indicators for all countries and 28 regions or country groupings in 13 fields of science.

Bibliometric data

Publication data at national level

  • Scientific publications by country, 2002 to latest full year available
  • Scientific publications by broad field of science, 2002 to latest full year available
  • Scientific publications in international collaboration, 2002 to latest full year available
  • Citation rate overall (average for publications from a given country), 2002 to latest full year available
  • Citation rate per broad field of science, 2002 to latest full year available
  • Top five partners for each country for scientific publications in international collaboration (% of total countries supplying co‐authors), total for the period 2008 to latest full year available

Publication data at regional level

  • Publications

Patent data    

Patent data at national level

  • Number of USPTO Patents granted by inventors’ countries, 2002 to latest full year available
  • Number of triadic patent families, according to the date the patent was officially issued/granted by the USPTO, 2002 to latest full year available

Patent data at regional level

  • Number of USPTO Patents granted by inventors’ countries, 2008 and latest full year available
  • Number of triadic patent families, according to the date the patent was officially issued/granted by the USPTO, 2008 and latest full year available

 

The full 820-page report can be accessed here: [PDF

The 40-page Executive Summary is available here: [PDF]

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