The number of papers published in the most influential journals in various disciplines in China has surpassed the United States for the first time, ranking first in the world

    On September 20, the "2023 China Science and Technology Papers Statistical Report" released by the China Institute of Scientific and Technological Information showed that in 2022, the number of papers published by China in the most influential journals in various disciplines was 16,349, accounting for 30.3% of the world's total. %, surpassing the United States to rank first in the world for the first time.

    It is understood that journals with the highest impact factors in various disciplines can be regarded as the most influential journals in various disciplines in the world. In 2022, there are 159 most influential journals in 178 subject areas.

    As of July 2023, the number of hot papers in China is 1,929, accounting for 45.9% of the world's total. The number has increased by 6.7% compared with the statistics in 2022. The world ranking remains first, and the United States ranks second; China is highly cited. The number of papers was 57,900, accounting for 30.8% of the world’s total, and the world ranking remained at No. 2.

    Papers published in the past two years have received a large number of citations in the past two months, and papers that have been cited in the top 1‰ of the discipline are called hot papers. Papers in each discipline that have been cited in the top 1% of the world's citations from 2013 to 2023 are called highly cited papers.

    At the same time, statistical analysis based on the first author and first unit shows that China published 93,600 high-level international journal papers, accounting for 26.9% of the world's total, and was cited 649,600 times. The number of papers published and the number of citations were evenly matched. Ranked first in the world.

    It is worth noting that according to statistics on the number of citations of international papers, China ranks first in the world in six disciplines: agricultural science, chemistry, computer science, engineering technology, materials science and mathematics, with a new mathematics discipline added compared with the previous year.


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