Scientific publications of engineers in South Africa, 1975–2005
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- Sooryamoorthy, R. Scientometrics (2011) 86: 211. doi:10.1007/s11192-010-0288-3
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In the production of scientific knowledge, as revealed by publication output, South Africa is at the forefront of many other countries in the developing world and in the African continent. This study examines for the first time the publication trends of South African engineering researchers for a period of 30 years since 1975. Drawing data from the ISI Web of Knowledge, this paper specifically looks at the publication patterns of engineering researchers in South Africa.