The average citations per article for countries having above 5,000 WoS indexed nano-articles over the last 5 years is illustrated in this infographic. The high value of this indicator for Singapore indicates the high quality of the country’s nano-articles and reveals that the Singapore researchers’ and research centers’ approach is to publish fewer articles while valuing factors like higher citation and impact factor.
Although China and the United States rank first and second across the globe in both the number of nano-articles and the number of highly-cited articles (H-index), they are in a lower position in this indicator probably due to their significant share of articles with lower citation and impact factor compared to those published by Singapore and Australia.
This is even more conspicuous in the case of India, the third-largest publisher of nanotechnology publications in the world. Switzerland, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Sweden are also among the top countries in terms of average citations per nano-articles.