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Science Growth 2005-2015

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This map shows the growth in scientific research of territories between 2005 and 2015. If there was no increase in scientific publications that territory has no area on the map.

This increase was experienced primarily in territories with strong existing scientific research. However, the United States, with the highest total publications in 2015, experienced a smaller increase since 2005 than that in China or India.

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Technical Notes

Territory size shows the proportion of the number of extra scientific papers that were published in 2015 compared with 2005, whose authors work there.

Definition
Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.

Data sources
National Science Foundation, Science and Engineering Indicators, obtained via the World Bank, World Development Indicators (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets. Data for this map will soon be available as a download.

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