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Aug 16, 2022

China surpasses the US in scientific research volume and quality, study claims

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China produced an average of 407,181 scientific publications annually, overtaking the US’s 293,434 journal articles, says research.


China has overcome the US to take the top spot globally for “high impact” studies and volume of scientific research, according to a report published by Japan’s National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTP).

China currently publishes the most scholarly papers each year, followed by the US and Germany, reported The Guardian.

“China is one of the top countries in the world in terms of both the quantity and quality of scientific papers,” Shinichi Kuroki of the Japan Science and Technology Agency told Nikkei Asia.

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