A scientometric assessment of the Southern Africa Development Community: science in the tip of Africa / Pouris, A. (2010)
Citation - Pouris, A. (2010). A scientometric assessment of the Southern Africa Development Community: science in the tip of Africa. Scientometrics, 85(1), 145-154.
- The National Science Indicators database of Thomson-Reuters and the online ISI Web of Knowledge are utilized in order to identify the number of publications of the 15 countries over a period of 15 years; the activity and relative impact indicators of 22 scientific disciplines for each country and their collaborative patterns.
- It is identified that South Africa with 19% of the population in the region is responsible for 60% of the regional GDP and 79% of the regions publications.
- All countries tend to have the same focus in their disciplinary priorities and underemphasize disciplines such as engineering, materials science and molecular biology. (ISI偏差？)