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Scientometrics

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 47-59

A bibliometric study of bioinformatics research in South Africa

  • Mohohlo MolatudiAffiliated withInstitute for Technological Innovation, University of Pretoria
  • , Neo MolotjaAffiliated withCentre For Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators, Human Sciences Research Council Email author 
  • , Anastassios PourisAffiliated withInstitute for Technological Innovation, University of Pretoria

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Abstract

This paper reports on the practises of bioinformatics research in South Africa using bibliometric techniques. The search strategy was designed to cover the common concepts in biological data organisation, retrieval and analysis; the development and application of tools and methodologies in biological computation; and related subjects in genomics and structural bioinformatics. The South African literature in bioinformatics has grown by 66.5% between 2001 and 2006. However, its share of world production is not on par with comparator countries, Brazil, India and Australia.