China's 'hot papers' account for 45.9% of global total
The proportion of "hot papers" produced in China (as determined by a government think tank) is 45.9 percent, making the country #1 in the world.
"Hot papers" are those that have been cited enough times in the two months previous to classification to position them in the top 0.1 percent of all peer-reviewed articles published in the two years prior to classification.
There were 1,929 "hot papers" in China as of July 2023, up 6.7% from the previous year's data reported by the Ministry of Science and Technology's Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China.
With 1,592 noteworthy papers, the United States ranked second worldwide.
China ranked second in the world with 57,900 highly cited papers, up 3.5% from 2022 numbers, and contributed to 30.8% of all cited papers worldwide.
High-impact publications are those that obtained among the highest percentage of citations in their field worldwide between 2013 and 2023.
The United States came out on top with 76,600 publications that were highly cited.