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OECD Regions at a Glance 2013

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This fifth edition of OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies.It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in their country. The report covers all 34 OECD member countries, and, where data are available, Brazil, China,Colombia, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

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Impact of scientific publications in regions

Scientific publications and the analysis of citations across regions are commonly used as indicators of the progress of science in countries and possible collaborations among researchers in different regions. Worldwide scientific publications are concentrated in a few countries. The top five countries, United States, China, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, account for almost 60% of the publications in 2010. When considering the number of publications per capita, Switzerland and the Scandinavian countries rank among the highest ones (). Scientific publications show high regional disparities, with in general, one or two regions leading the production as is the case for the regions of Inner London West (United Kingdom) and Basel-Stadt (Switzerland) ().

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