Scientometrics

, Volume 41, Issue 1–2, pp 113–124 | Cite as

Publishing patterns of Mexican scientists: Differences between national and international papers

  • Jane M. Russell
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Abstract

The publication and coauthorship patterns between 1980–1994 of 15 highly productive Mexican scientists were studied in relation to their 565 research papers involving only national institutions and 232 published with colleagues from abroad. Three scientists were selected from each of the following areas: Biomedicine, Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics and Geosciences. Parameters studied were: vehicles used for publication; document types; number of authors; collaborating countries; and author position. The results are discussed in relation to Mexico's peripheral position with regard to the scientific center, and the increasing internationalization of Mexican science.

Keywords

Science Citation Index International Paper Publishing Pattern Mainstream Literature International Scientific Collaboration 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jane M. Russell
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  1. 1.Centro Universitario de Investigaciones BibliotecológicasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexicoMéxico

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