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Monday, 31st March 2008

Now Available: New Issue of Elsevier's Research Trends

From the news alert:

The focus of this issue is very much on Australasia. With a new Labor government in place since December 2007, Australia was expecting changes in research funding policy and procedure. The government is now beginning to announce these changes and the impact they will have.
In China, article output has increased 18% per annum over the last 10 years. We examine what is driving this growth and the effect it is having on the global research landscape.

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+ Expert opinion: Social sciences literature in citation databases

Social scientists have traditionally published more often in monographs than journals, when compared to fundamental and applied science researchers. However, the last 40 years have seen a continuing trend towards publication in journals, resulting in more citation information for the social sciences being indexed in citation databases. Professor Charles Oppenheim assesses the databases with social sciences coverage.

+ Why did you cite...?
In this section, we ask authors what motivated them to cite certain references. This issue we talk to authors who cited Nobel Prize winners and ask whether winning the Nobel Prize has a positive effect on a scientist's citation inflow.

Source: Research Trends


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