The largest National Bodies for Research in the world: some performance indicators (2003-2010)

May 4, 2012



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Last year we published a series of posts characterizing, through scientometrics methods, the research activity carried outin some of the major National Bodies for Reserach from Europe. Specifically, the series comprised the Cosiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche CNR (Italy), the Max Planck Society (Germany), and the Spanish Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. With the goal of highlighting some global characteristics involving the research outcomes of national organizations, we are releasing in this post a informative table containing a selection of performance indicators belonging to the six largest National Bodies for Research (in number of scientific publications):

  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences,
  • Russian Academy of Sciences,
  • Max Planck Gesellschaft,
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas,
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
photoFélix de Moya Anegón is Research Professor at the Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP) from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), his academic interests include scientometrics, bibliometrics, research evaluation and science policy; he has published around 100 papers in these fields. He is SCImago Research Group‘s main researcher, where he has led renowned bibliometic projects including Scimago Journal & Country Rank, Scimago Institution Rankings and The Atlas of Science. Prof. De Moya is also advisor for Science Policy issues for national organizations of science and technology and research institutions around the world.

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