, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 57–68 | Cite as

Editorial gatekeeping patterns in international science journals. A new science indicator

  • S. Zsindely
  • A. Schubert
  • T. Braun


Significant correlations were found between the number of science journal editors from different countries, on the one hand, and the number of scientists, the number of science journals and the number of science papers produced by these countries on the other. We argue for using the extent of participation in the editorial board of international science journals as a new science indicator. The deviations from the regression lines between the new indicator and other publication indicators allow one to assess the “open” or “closed” character of the scientific life of a given country.


Regression Line Scientific Life Science Journal Science Paper Editorial Board 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Zsindely
    • 1
  • A. Schubert
    • 1
  • T. Braun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Informatics and Science AnalysisLibrary of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesBudapest(Hungary)

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