Thomson Reuters launched the Global Research Report series to inform policymakers about the changing landscape of the global research base.
The rise is even more impressive given that, in 1981, India accounted for just above 14,000 papers in the Thomson Reuters database. The 2007 total constitutes an increase of roughly 80% in seven years from 2000. Nonetheless, the absolute volume for India is still only about half that for countries such as the UK, Germany, China or Japan. This is a surprise given the capacity of its economy. It has typically taken a 2.5%, now rising to 3%, share of world outputs.
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