Scientific development in African countries
This report by the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) presents findings from a bibliometric analysis of the 26 most productive African countries in Scopus (the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature) between 1996 and 2009. Changes in the scientific research output and comparisons with global patterns across 27 scientific knowledge domains (8 of which can be directly related to the agricultural research) are illustrated. It details publication patterns over ten years, the number of research papers produced per year per country, the nature of international collaboration in multi-author publications, etc. Strengths and weakness are identified which can be used to inform future decision-making processes.
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