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Publication productivity and collaboration of researchers in South Africa: new empirical evidence

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  • Radhamany Sooryamoorthy

    (Sociology Programme, School of Social Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal)

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Apart from a few bibliometrical studies the South African scientific system is a scantly researched area and asking for more empirical evidence. This empirical study of academics and researchers (n = 204) from a selected province of South Africa examines the interrelationship between publication productivity and collaboration, and the sectoral differences between higher education institutions and research institutes. The study highlights the specific context of the scientific system in South Africa with its characteristics features of productivity and collaboration and shows how they are structurally facilitated and hindered. Being a prominent contributor to the development of science in Africa the study offers some interesting findings.

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  • Radhamany Sooryamoorthy, 2014. "Publication productivity and collaboration of researchers in South Africa: new empirical evidence," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 98(1), pages 531-545, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:98:y:2014:i:1:d:10.1007_s11192-013-0990-z
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-013-0990-z
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