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Delaware tops in published research

Feb. 23, 2012 — Among university scientists and engineers, Delaware academic researchers are the most productive in the nation, far out-publishing their peers, according to a report prepared by the National Science Foundation and issued by the National Science Board.

According to Science and Engineering Indicators 2012, Delaware academics top the nation in the publication of research articles in scholarly journals — an important measure of productivity and contributions to scientific knowledge.

Based on 2008 data, Delaware academics published 812 articles per 1,000 doctorate holders in science and engineering fields compared to the national average of 580 articles. Massachusetts was the second-highest producer at 785 articles.