In the latest Nature Index analysis from November 16, data indicated that in regards to research collaboration in 2015, the US was one of the top countries for scientific collaboration with other countries. The US was part of 8 out of the top 10 collaborations by country, and had the highest total bilateral collaboration score (CS) in each of those partnerships. The US’s collaboration with China has the highest score in global country collaborations, followed by the US and Germany, the US and the UK, the US and France, and the US and Canada. The US also has collaborations with Japan, Italy and Australia. Research partnerships between the UK and Germany, and France and Germany round out the top 10 country collaborations. Although US collaborations represented 3% of global research partnerships, the country’s CS represented 38% of total CS in the Index. The US’s collaborations emphasized physical sciences research, with the subject also representing 46% of total global collaborative published articles and papers. This was followed by life sciences, which represented 26% of total multi-national articles, then chemistry, which made up 21%, and the earth and environmental sciences, which represented 7%. Papers for physical sciences, life sciences and chemistry increased 12%, 19% and 29%, respectively, while papers for earth and environmental sciences decreased 7%.

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