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Target: Increase Canada's ranking for Average Relative Citation (ARC) in natural sciences, engineering, and life sciences to the top 10 of OECD countries by 2025

Figure 8.1: World Publications – Average Relative Citations (ARC) Factor

ARC factor measures how often a country's research publications are cited and is a measure of research excellence. While Canadian publications have been cited more often since 2001, Canada's ranking amongst OECD countries has dropped over the same period.

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Figure 8.1: World Publications – Average Relative Citations (ARC) Factor
Year Canada Switzerland United Kingdom United States OECD Average

Sources:

2001 1.21 1.48 1.22 1.39 1.33
2002 1.22 1.47 1.27 1.39 1.34
2003 1.23 1.47 1.24 1.39 1.33
2004 1.23 1.49 1.26 1.37 1.34
2005 1.22 1.54 1.28 1.36 1.35
2006 1.24 1.52 1.29 1.36 1.35
2007 1.25 1.53 1.33 1.35 1.37
2008 1.28 1.59 1.40 1.37 1.41
2009 1.29 1.61 1.41 1.37 1.42
2010 1.30 1.63 1.42 1.37 1.43
2011 1.33 1.65 1.43 1.37 1.45
2012 1.33 1.68 1.45 1.38 1.46
2013 1.32 1.63 1.45 1.35 1.44
2014 1.34 1.64 1.48 1.35 1.45
2015 1.40 1.74 1.52 1.36 1.51
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