Scientific and technical journal articles reached 11,881 in 2016 in South Africa, according to World Bank. This is 4.06 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, scientific and technical journal articles in South Africa reached an all time high of 11,992 in 2014 and an all time low of 1,782 in 1981. When compared to South Africa's main peers, scientific and technical journal articles in Botswana amounted to 227, 22.8 in Lesotho, 108 in Namibia and 31.0 in Swaziland in 2016.
South Africa has been ranked 31st within the group of 176 countries we follow in terms of scientific and technical journal articles, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Scientific and technical journal articles refer to the number of scientific and engineering articles published in the following fields: physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, clinical medicine, biomedical research, engineering and technology, and earth and space sciences.