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This study analyses the production of scientific papers in scientific journals over 10 years (1977-86) and in 28 scientific fields. Numbers of papers by authors from each EC Member State, ten other countries and four continental groupings are given, as are the numbers emanating from individual provinces in the EC's Less Favoured Regions (LFRs). Patterns of coauthorship, within countries and across frontiers, are presented. Finally, the citation records of multi-nationally authored papers are compared with those of single-country papers. Four main results were obtained: - Community scientific production has been a stable proportion of world output over the period; - within the EC total, the scientific output of the LFRs has increased by one half with large increases in southern Italy and Spain; - transnational coauthorship has increased steadily; - internationally coauthored papers are significantly more frequently cited than single country papers. This is true for most groupings of scientific fields. It is not caused by the existence of two "home crowds" who may be expected to cite their fellow countrymen's work more often.

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Authors: NARIN F, CEC Bruxelles (BE);WHITLOW E S, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12900 EN (1990) Vol. 1: 99 pp., FS, ECU 8.75; Vol. 2: 128 pp., FS, ECU 11.25
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-1539-1 (Volum
Record Number: 199011526 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en