The methodology that predicts Nobel winners and the countries with the highest ratio of highly cited scientists (Top 0.5%)

In the year when a citations-based methodology helped Clarivate Analytics to guess the name of seven Nobel laureates and taking into account that Elsevier just published an updated version of a list of highly cited scientists (also known as the Stanford ranking of top scientists) see below a list of countries ordered by their ratio of highly cited scientists (Top 0.5%) per million population.

Switzerland………………….77

Denmark………………………56

USA………………………………55

Sweden………………………..50

UK……………………………….54

Australia………………………43

Netherlands…………………43

Canada………………………..40

Finland………………………..33

Israel……………………………31

Norway……………………….28

New Zealand……………….26

Singapore…………………..26

Belgium……………………..22

Germany…………………….22

Ireland………………………..21

Iceland……………………….19

Austria……………………….18

France……………………….13

Italy……………………………10

Cyprus…………………………8

Greece…………………………6

Slovenia………………………5

Portugal……………………….4

Hungary………………………4

Estonia………………………..3

Czech Rep……………………3

Poland………………………..2

Lithuania…………………….1

Slovakia………………………1

Bulgaria………………………1