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London, Cambridge Lead Europe in Output

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Science  21 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5380, pp. 1127
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5380.1127

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When it comes to total output of scientific papers, London is Europe's most prolific city. But in terms of number of research papers published per capita, nearby Cambridge can claim to top the European rankings, according to a new study that attempts to rank the scientific productivity of major cities throughout Europe. The findings--to be presented at a meeting of the International Geographical Union's Urban Systems Commission in Bucharest, Romania, this month and submitted to the journal Urban Studies --are likely to be used by local governments seeking to attract high-tech industry.