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Study findings on information technology are outlined in reports from P. Gaule and colleagues
January 12th, 2010
According to recent research published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, "This article uses an evidence-based approach to assess the difficulties faced by developing country scientists in accessing scientific literature. I compare the backward citation patterns of Swiss and Indian scientists in a database of 43,150 scientific papers published by scientists from either country in 2007."
"Controlling for fields and quality with citing journal fixed effects, I find that Indian scientists have shorter reference lists (-6%) and are more likely to cite articles from open access journals (+50%). Moreover, the difference in the...
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Source: Information Technology Newsweekly (2010-01-12)