Scopus or Web of Science for a bibliometric profile of pharmacy research at a Nigerian university?

South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title Scopus or Web of Science for a bibliometric profile of pharmacy research at a Nigerian university?
 
Creator Boshoff, Nelius
Akanmu, Moses A.
 
Subject Africa; Collaboration; Pharmacy; Research; Scopus; Web of Science
 
Description Previous comparisons between Scopus and Web of Science (WoS) paid little attention to universities in African countries. This study investigated the effect of using different data sources on the bibliometric profile of Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, focusing on the Faculty of Pharmacy for the period 1990-2013. In addition to data from Scopus and WoS, the analysis included articles from the curriculum vitae (CVs) of the faculty staff. The combined dataset (Scopus, WoS and CV data) provided answers to the central question: What differences can be observed in the bibliometric profile of research when comparing the Scopus and WoS output to the total article output? Although Scopus and WoS differed in size, the results of each showed a similar pattern. Notable differences were found with regard to indicators of research collaboration. WoS in particular appeared to be biased towards international collaboration. Additional sources of articles (beyond WoS and Scopus) are required to assess adequately research performance at faculty level for a university in a developing country. The quality aspect of those additional sources cannot be ignored.
 
Publisher LIASA
 
Contributor Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) programme
 
Date 2018-02-24
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1682
10.7553/83-2-1682
 
Source South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science; Vol 83, No 2 (2017)
2304-8263
0256-8861
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/1682/1479
http://sajlis.journals.ac.za/pub/article/downloadSuppFile/1682/114
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 South African Journal of Libraries and Information Science
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library