N – China publishes more in top journals

China has tripled its research published in leading international journals in the past decade, a study by Nature China has found, reports SciDev.Net. The study reviewed the number of mainland Chinese research papers published in Cell, the Lancet, Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Science from 2000 to 2009. It found that the average number of published papers per journal has risen from seven in 2000 to 25 in the first half of 2009. By June 2009, mainland Chinese scientists had published 81 papers in Nature and 59 in Science. An analysis of papers registered by Institute for Scientific Information found that 37% of China’s high citation papers in 2006 were chemistry related. (www.scidev.net/en/science-communication/news/china-gaining-ground-in-top-international-journals.html)