You can find bellow the slides presented by Marion Maisonobe on the occasion of the 22th International Conference on Science & Technology Indicators (STI) in September 2017 in Paris, France.
It is a presentation in english of the article “The global geography of scientific visibility: a deconcentration process (1999–2011)” (Scientometrics), written “five hands” with Michel Grossetti, Béatrice Milard, Laurent Jégou, and Denis Eckert.
This article shows that the spatial deconcentration of scientific production that took place between 2000 and 2014 did not contribute to reinforcing the existing hierarchy between scientific production sites. On the contrary, the number of citations per publication produced by the world’s 30 top publishing countries and cities has tended to edge closer to the global average. While Singapore, China, India and Iran suffered from a deficit of visibility in 2000, their level considerably improved by 2007 (and later on). In almost all countries of the world, a decrease in the discrepancy between cities’ scientific visibility has been observed. Moreover, the gap between the share of citations and the share of publications has decreased across all disciplines.
In this presentation, the results have been updated until the date 2011. It means that, at the end of the period under study, we take into account the distribution of the citations received during 2012 and 2014 by articles, reviews and letters published in 2011.