China overtakes U.S. as world’s biggest publisher of scientific papers

The latest US National Science Foundation (NSF) report suggests that China has overtaken the US on at least one important science indicator: the total volume of published scientific papers. Credit: Pixabay. In 2016, China published 426,000 science studies, accounting for 18.6 percent of all studies published internationally, overthrowing the historical leader, the United States, which published…


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