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Bibliometric analysis of presence and impact of ethnic minority researchers on science in the UK

Webster, BM (2004) Bibliometric analysis of presence and impact of ethnic minority researchers on science in the UK. Research Evaluation, 13 (1). 69 - 76. ISSN 0958-2029

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This paper seeks to establish the degree of presence and potential impact of ethnic minority scientists on UK science. It does this by examining their published outputs (present in SCI). Ethnic minority researchers were identified and classed within seven distinct groups based on their surname. A fractional count of their papers was used to establish which fields they research into, what types of research they conduct (from basic to applied) and what is the potential impact of their work (citations to journal). Key findings suggest that in the last 20 years the proportion of ethnic-authored papers almost doubled, Chinese were the group which contributed most papers, ethnic minorities are best represented in engineering and technology, physics and chemistry and they tend to publish in applied journals with potential impact factor lower than that of non-ethnic authors.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Webster, BMBWEBSTER@pitt.eduBWEBSTER0000-0003-0183-3904
Date: 1 January 2004
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Research Evaluation
Volume: 13
Number: 1
Page Range: 69 - 76
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.3152/147154404781776545
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: University libraries > University Library System
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0958-2029
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2013 17:30
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:55


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