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  • 1 The University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies 550 East University 48109-1092 Ann Arbor Michigan (USA) 550 East University 48109-1092 Ann Arbor Michigan (USA)
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Abstract  

The impact of 17 year period of funding in schistosomiasis research on publication outcome was examined. Two productivity and three quality indicators were used to compare the output from the entire population of schistosomiasis in this period with those associated with 351 funded researchers. A substantially higher productivity and citation impact were found. This consistency of direction points to the positive effect of a period of sustained funding commitment.