The influence of collaboration in research priorities: The SADC Case

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https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2017/20170150

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impact, scientifically small countries, South Africa, research collaboration, co-authorship

Abstract

This study was aimed at providing evidence of the effects of collaboration among unequal partners on their research priorities. Co-authorship patterns were investigated among South African authors publishing with authors of other countries in the region, with and without other non-African co-authors. It was identified that the non-African collaborators have a high impact on the quantity of co-authored publications and on the research disciplines in which co-authored research is undertaken. The findings raise a number of policy questions.

Significance: 
  • The findings make profound that African countries should prioritise and engage their limited resources in areas of national priorities.

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2017-11-29

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Pouris, A. (2017). The influence of collaboration in research priorities: The SADC Case. South African Journal of Science, 113(11/12), 3. https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2017/20170150

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