Bibliometric evaluation and international benchmarking of the UK’s physics research

This report analyses the performance of UK Physics research.

It was commissioned by the Institute of Physics (IOP) from Evidence, a business of Thomson Reuters. The study was commissioned to provide IOP with data it can use for the development of policy and to contribute to its wider discussions with stakeholders.

In general the UK’s Physics research base is performing strongly. However, there are other countries that perform just as well and some that are undergoing rapid expansion. This means that if the UK wishes to remain globally competitive it will need to maintain both research output and quality.

Bibliometric evaluation and international benchmarking of the UK’s physics research (PDF, 3 MB)

last edited: February 22, 2012