The purpose of this paper is to discuss Africa-based scholars’ publication citation at the global level. The study selected four countries – Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya.
The study analyzed citation data from Elsevier’s SciVal from 2010 to 2015.
The investigation reveals that Africa-based scholars in Botswana, South Africa and Kenya have a significant citation impact, particularly in the field of medicine.
The study concentrated only on four African countries. International collaboration is an important factor and further investigation on this specific angle would be a useful research endeavor.
Influence university decision-making on funding for research; scholarly collaboration.
The study would be helpful in understanding the contribution of Africa-based scholars to knowledge creation and dissemination.
The author would like to thank Martin Aurand, a colleague at CMU, for providing useful comments and suggestions on the draft paper.
Paulos, A. (2016), "Africa-based scholars publishing: Citation analysis in four selected countries – Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya", The Bottom Line, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 25-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/BL-01-2016-0002Download as .RIS
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