ALBANY, N.Y., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New York has a distinct research advantage in computer science, which may contribute to its rising tech scene. This is a key finding of a new report, America's Knowledge Economy: A State-by-State Review, released today by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of information solutions, and The Council of State Governments (CSG), the nation's only organization serving all three branches of state governments.
Today, CSG National Chair Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-N.Y.) will unveil the report at a state capitol event in Albany recognizing the importance of research being conducted in states across the nation and more specifically the contributions of New York state-based research institutions.
The report provides an overview of the American research landscape including analysis of state-by-state research strengths and how research can contribute to economic growth.
Highlights from the report, which you can read here, include:
- In 2013, New York's 62,200 publications comprised 13.6 percent of all U.S. publications in computer science, second only to California (96,996 publications and 21.2 percent US publication share).
- Those 62,200 publications comprised 11.1 percent of all research output by New York.
- From 2004-2013, New York's research in computer science ranked tenth most impactful of all states and fourth among all research fields for New York.
- Almost 11 percent of New York's research comes from the corporate sector, the fourth highest percentage among all states.
"Research produced in New York is cited by other publications 77 percent more than the global average. This is a testament to our state's vibrant research community that not only includes our cutting-edge research colleges and universities, but also incorporates the research being released by government institutions and private industry," said Sen. Marcellino, CSG's National Chair. "We are committed to sustaining our economic momentum and creating pathways to prosperity, and I am proud to highlight, today, the world-class research being done in our own backyard."
"Few organizations recognize more deeply the value of higher education and the social and economic impact of academic research than Elsevier," said Brad Fenwick, senior vice president for global strategic alliances at Elsevier. "The report, in collaboration with CSG, uses Elsevier's unique data and analytics systems to showcase the knowledge economy that flows from universities to the economic well-being and future of each state. Universities not only create new knowledge, but also produce the next generation of highly educated workers who can put these discoveries to work."
"American competitiveness in the global marketplace starts with strong state economies. Our research capacity is world-class and, as such, is a vital asset to leverage," said David Adkins, executive director/CEO, CSG. "This report provides hard data that state and local municipalities can use to demonstrate the return on investment of academic research as well as to attract potential sources of new economic development opportunities."
Using a variety of measures, including data from Scopus, Elsevier's proprietary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed research literature, the report assesses where states have a comparative advantage in research and how they can drive innovation, attract jobs, and foster economic growth. CSG will distribute the report to state officials, academic institutions and stakeholder organizations to underscore the value of state-based research as a contributing factor to economic growth potential.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey - and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 33,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.
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