Europe does well in science research leagueBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7079.461e (Published 15 February 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:461
- Jacqui Wise
Small European countries such as Switzerland and Sweden produce some of the highest quality scientific research in the world, according to an analysis comparing the scientific strength of different countries.
The analysis, published in Science, found that the United States topped the league both in the share of papers published in science, engineering, and medicine and in the quality of the research (1997;275:793-6). The top seven countries in terms of the share of papers and share of citations were the world's seven largest economies—the so called G7 countries (see table). …