Authors:Cesar Macías-Chapula and Acacia Mijangos-Nolasco
The purpose of this paper is to present the preliminary results of a bibliometric analysis of AIDS documents as produced on
Sub-Saharan Africa. AIDSLINE 1980-2000 was used to conduct the literature search. In this paper, an analysis was made only
of the records retrieved under "Central Africa". Bibexcel (version 2001) and Microsoft Excel (2000) were used as software
tools to conduct the analysis of the records. Seven countries and 1052 records were identified. Main participating countries
were Democratic Republic of the Congo (527 documents), and Cameroon (271). Results indicated a high pattern of collaboration
through multiple authorship. Most documents were published in English (84.50%) and French (14.73%). Over 57% corresponded
to journal articles. The subject content of the documents was mainly focused on epidemiological, complications, and prevention
& control issues on ‘HIV Infections’ and ‘Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome’. Countries behind this productivity were Cameroon,
USA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, and Belgium. Comparison of results among Central African countries and among
other developing countries is made by the authors.
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.
Authors:Ainoosh Golpour, Stefan Bereswill, and Markus M. Heimesaat
including vitamin D are well known for their health-beneficial properties [ 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 ], a comprehensive literature survey was performed addressing the potential antimicrobial effects of vitamin D with a focus on bacterial
This review of social science bibliometric literature seeks to establish characteristics of the social science literature
and to understand their consequences for the coverage of literature databases and for interpretation of bibliometric social
science indicators based on such databases. The paper reviews what we know about social science publishing and database coverage
of it. It examines the main reasons why social science bibliometrics are problematic, namely: the centrality of books in social
science literature and their high citation rate; and the national orientation of social science literatures. The paper then
looks at reasons why social science bibliometrics holds increasing promise, namely: increasing internationalization; and good
coverage of scholarly journals.
relational/cultural model of counseling in making meaning. The Humanistic Psychologist, 35, 275–289.
Greil, A. L. (1997). Infertility and psychological distress: A critical review of the literature. Social Science and Medicine
The La Fontaine Literature Society was founded in 1920 in Budapest. Its task was to promote the world literature in Hungary and to make Hungarian literature better known abroad.
One of the founders was Béla Vikár, who also translated the Fables of Jean La Fontaine into Hungarian. In my paper I investigate his correspondence between 1920 and 30 and the deed of foundation of the La Fontaine Society. My aim is to describe the place and the role of Finnish and Estonian literatures in the Society's work.
Summary The literature on Terrorism and National Security (NS), and Homeland Security (HS) presents two sides of a coin: one side demonstrates the problematic nature of terrorism and asks for solutions; the other side tries to find a response and solutions to the problem. It was expected that the NS literature would emanate from the same source material as the HS publications. Analysis of the literature of terrorism, homeland security, and national security on Science Citation Index (SCI) has shown that the material on terrorism and NS stems from the same scientific sources; that is, the Social Sciences. In contrast, the HS scientific literature originates in the exact sciences, engineering, and life and environmental sources. The three kinds of literature have grown remarkably in recent years; however, cross-section search strategy between terrorism and HS studies yields small retrieval sets. This means that few articles both present the problem and propose possible solutions. Currently, HS is on one side of the scholarly arena, and NS and terrorism literature on the other side; they advance mostly in lines parallel to each other, but as the researcher moves from observing the core scientific literature toward the more general material, this state of affairs changes. Another analysis of a multimedia database, WorldCatalog (which indexes mostly books, but also videos and computer materials, both scientific and popular) demonstrates a different trend; the same publications deal with both terrorism and HS counter-terrorism, and suggested solutions.
In the era of globalization, world literature today does not refer to a fixed canon that is usually male-authored and West-centered.
More and more excellent literary works written by extraordinary female writers and non-Western writers have been included
in the anthologies of world literature, thus reforming the framework of world literature in a new sense. This essay attempts
to reflect upon the developing situation of world literature in relation to women’s writing. It first focuses on the issues
of exclusion and inclusion of women writers in the canon formation and reformation of West-centric sense, showing that the
changing process is a symptom of changes in the social relations between men and women. By enumerating how an authoritative
Chinese journal World Literature absorbs more and more women writers’ works in different cultural spaces, the author then talks about the national version
of world literature to dismiss the past prevalent understanding that world literature is a fixed canon that circulates beyond
national boundaries. Finally, by commenting on the international circulation of J. K. Rowling’s works, the essay tries to
prove how powerful nations may have better chance to distribute their cultural products.