Based on a comparison of 172 countries in 2013, USA ranked the highest in scientific and technical journal articles with 412,542 followed by China and Japan. On the other end of the scale was Equatorial Guinea with 2.40, Maldives with 5.30 and Somalia with 6.30.
Total scientific and technical journal articles reached 2,184,420 in 2013 in the World according to World Bank. This is 2.69 % more than in the previous year and 49.9 % more than 10 years ago.
Historically, total scientific and technical journal articles reached an all time high of 2,184,420 in 2013 and an all time low of 331,233 in 1981. The average annual growth amounted to 6.72 % since 1981.
The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 18.9 % of scientific and technical journal articles in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 42.0 % share while the ten largest countries some 67.0 % in 2013.
Data for more countries are available at Scientific and Technical Journal Articles indicator page.