Indicator 7: Academic Article Output
How Does Massachusetts Perform?
Massachusetts has maintained a high rate of Science and Engineering (S&E) Academic Article Output relative to its population in 2015, the most recent year for which data are available. In 2015, S&E Academic Article Output climbed to 3,411 academic articles per million residents, more than three times the U.S. average (1,005). Massachusetts also ranked first internationally in 2015, outperforming second-place Switzerland by roughly 29.1%, or 768 articles per million residents.
Massachusetts also performs well in terms of academic productivity per dollar. It continues to lead the LTS in article output per million dollars of academic R&D funding. In 2005, 2010, and 2015, Massachusetts produced more S&E Academic Articles per R&D dollar than all other LTS and the nation overall. In 2015, the state reported 6.8 articles per million academic R&D dollar spent. Massachusetts also led in a second measure of research productivity, articles per 1,000 S&E Doctorate Holders. The median of the rest of the LTS (996) is 28.2% lower than Massachusetts’ 1,388 figure.
Articles per researcher and articles per dollar both decreased from 2013-2015 in both the U.S. and Massachusetts, along with almost every LTS. Rhode Island is the only state in which both increased.
Data Source for Indicator 7: NSF, CPI