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  • 1 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro-IBICT/ECO/UFRJ Brasilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology Av. Pasteur 250 fundos; Urca 22290 Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brasil) Av. Pasteur 250 fundos; Urca 22290 Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brasil)
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Abstract  

The analysis of the references contained in documents published by developed and underdeveloped countries indicate that developed and underdeveloped countries age the literature of international areas of science in a similar pattern; underdeveloped countries age the literature reflecting local problems slower than developed countries age the same literature, and the communication patterns among Regions follow a center-periphery model.