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Australian Science - Performance from Published Papers

Bureau of Industry Economics report

This report was released in January 1996. The report uses data on scientific papers and citations to examine the performance of Australian academic science relative to other countries.

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Contents


Preliminaries
Cover, Copyright, Foreword, Contents, Abbreviations, Summary

1   Introduction
1.1   Introduction
1.2   Background
1.3   Why codified knowledge matters
1.4   The database
1.5   Organisation of the report

2   A snapshot of Australia's performance
2.1   The results for total publications
2.2   Australia's contribution by field of research
2.3   Scientific proclivity

3   Internationally co-authored publications
3.1   Introduction
3.2   Where does Australia collaborate?

4   Australia's scientific publications and citations over time
4.1   Publications over time
4.2   Citations over time
4.3   Possible reasons for the decline in citation rates
4.4   A model of the decline in citation rates
4.5   Structural changes in science fields over time
4.6   Basic science proclivity over time

5   Conclusion

APPENDICES

A   The Use and abuse of bibliometrics

B   Formulas

C   Bibliometric statistics

D   Could the decline be illusory?

References

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