Veterinary Science Communications

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 207–213 | Cite as

Relevance versus dissemination of primary information in animal science

  • A. A. Manten


As a follow-up to an inventory of media containing primary information in animal science, a series of interviews was held to quantify the international relevance of animal-science literature. It appears that there are major discrepancies between the dissemination which many primary contributions receive and the geographical distribution of their potential readership. More frequent use of letters publishing might help to reduce such deficiencies.


Public Health Geographical Distribution Veterinary Medicine Major Discrepancy Primary Contribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Manten
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  1. 1.Elsevier Scientific Publishing CompanyAmsterdam(The Netherlands)

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