The G20 economies are a leading force in the global research system. Together, they represent more than 80% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and two-thirds of the global population. This annual report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™, released ahead of the G20 Summit, gives a visual comparative snapshot for each of the 19 member nations of the G20 (the EU is the 20th member), covering a wide range of research performance metrics.
Special analysis in this year’s report focuses on the relationship between G20 nations’ research responses to COVID-19 and the research subject diversity of their portfolios. It finds that regions with more even research bases tend to support a response across a wider range of COVID-19 topics, while those with less even research bases tend toward a more specialized response.