n Southern African Forestry Journal - Scientific excellence : a decent legacy : guest editorial
|Article Title||Scientific excellence : a decent legacy : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||South African Institute of Forestry (SAIF)|
|Journal||Southern African Forestry Journal|
|Publication Date||Jul 2005|
|Pages||1 - 2|
Extracted from text ... Southern African Forestry Journal - No. 204, July 2005 1 Guest Editorial Scientific excellence: A decent legacy Citations still remain the key tool for analyses of scientific impact. South Africa produces only 0.5% of the global publications (1997-2001), trailing way behind Brazil, Taiwan, and Greece (King, 2004). Sustainable economic development in competitive global markets requires a direct engagement in the generation of knowledge. Constructive engagement between the North and the South and between partners in the South requires recognition of scientific capacity and delivery. As King points out, citation statistics can also mask a great deal. We want to improve ..
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