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Clarivate Rolls Out Research Scorecard Report Ahead of G20 Summit

Clarivate’s Institute for Scientific Information released its annual G20 scorecard report, which uses the Web of Science to analyze the research performance of the world’s leading economies. It includes a visual comparative snapshot for each G20 nation (19 countries plus the European Union). This year’s report adds an analysis of contributions to COVID-19 research, showing that “G20 nations have been the most active participants in COVID-19 research, and it has been particularly relevant for the highly populated G20 member nations which also report some of the highest absolute number of reported cases: United States, India, Brazil and Russia.”

The report was published ahead of the 2020 G20 Summit, which will be held virtually Nov. 21–22. Key findings include the following:

  • In Australia output has doubled in a decade and continues to rise, driven by exceptional international collaboration.
  • In Germany investment is higher than EU neighbors. … Output per researcher is around G20 average. However, only 28% of researchers are female and Open Access is below G20 average.
  • In Indonesia research output is small and domestic output is only 20% of the total, but volume has trebled since 2010, in all disciplines.
  • There is consistently high Open Access across disciplines in South Africa and the country has the second highest frequency of female researchers (43%).
  • In the United States, although investment is high, output is declining, and output/researcher has fallen below the G20 average.

For more information, read the press release.



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