In 2015, SCI papers in meteorological field number 13236 globally, with an increase of 7.5％ year by year, according to the Library of China Meteorological Administration (CMA).
Chinese authors have contributed 2542 SCI papers in meteorological field, still ranking second in the world. However, there is a marked growth in the total number. Among them, 2508 falls into the meteorology and atmospheric science category and 34 are published in 4 first-rate comprehensive journals (Science, Nature, Nature-Geosci, PNAS). While there still has a noticeable gap between the United States and China, the number of papers in China for the first time surpasses half of that in the United States.
In 2015, Chinese Academy of Sciences system accounts for the largest number for Chinese papers, among which the Institute of Atmospheric Physics ranks first, with 388 SCI theses. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences ranks first among institutions of higher education, taking the place of Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology for the first time.
About 1730 papers in the meteorology and atmospheric science category are the results of international collaboration, over twice the number in 2014.
In 2015, China’s SCI theses in the meteorology and atmospheric science category are multidisciplinary, among which, environment and ecology take up 20.5％, geology 19.4％, water resources 15.3％.
In 2015, SCI theses in the meteorology and atmospheric science category (excluding theses published on four first-rate comprehensive journals) are published on 77 journals respectively. The first 5 journals with the most SCI papers published are: ATMOSPHRIC ENVIRONMENT(230); NATURAL HAZARDS(217); JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH ATMOSPHERES (168); ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH (125); ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (124). (August 8)
Editor: Liu Shuqiao