Research Collaborations and Scientific productivity among the Research Universities in South Africa

Jacobs, Daisy and Pichappan, P. Research Collaborations and Scientific productivity among the Research Universities in South Africa., 2006 . In International Workshop on Webometrics, Informetrics and Scientometrics & Seventh COLLNET Meeting, Nancy (France), May 10 - 12, 2006. (Unpublished) [Conference paper]


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This study presents the share of 5 most productive South African institutions for the main stream scientific out put covering the 10 year periods of 1995-2004. This paper discusses the distribution of publications by institutions, Index of specialization, collaboration and pattern of co-authorship. The result shows that South African authors collaborate more frequently with international authors with a percentage of (73.99%) than did so for national collaboration which amount to (26.01%). This was confirmed statistically at the confidence level of P-value 0.025. A further non-parametric chi-square statistical analysis illustrated that there are significant differences in the proportion of co-authorship among the 5 institutions (p-value0.005).

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: research collaborations South Afrida
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
Depositing user: Heather G Morrison
Date deposited: 27 Apr 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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