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This article offers information on the characteristics and number of materials research articles indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI) database in the year of 2004. 22,843 articles in full-text forms from 169 journals from the materials field (which included ceramics, metallurgy, and polymer journals) were retrieved from the SCI database and exported to EndNote software. The retrieved articles were carefully analyzed by eight scientists and experts in those subfields and categorized using SPSS into eight different categories, being (1) New materials, (2) Materials characterizations, (3) Materials improvement, (4) New process and/or process improvement, (5) Mathematical and theoretical models and/or computer simulations, (6) Novel and comprehensive explanations, (7) Testing conditions, and (8) Comparative studies, whose definitions were clearly indicated. The results were then considered in terms of the percentage of the number of articles in each materials subfield, country of corresponding author, and number of authors. The overall results suggested that, most materials articles published in 2004 were focused on new process and process improvement (27%), while materials characterizations (23%) and testing conditions (12%) took the 2nd and 3rd places, especially for the ceramics and polymer articles. The highest numbers of articles in the ceramics and polymer subfields were focused on new processes and/or process improvement, and those for the metallurgy subfield were on materials characterization. In the SCI database, the largest number of materials articles was authored from Asian scientists although the majority of the materials journals were run by editors from Europe in North America/Canada continents. There was no coherent relationship between the authors’ and editors’ affiliations. China, Japan and the United States of America (USA) were shown to be the top three countries which had the highest publication numbers in the materials field. Japan had the highest publication numbers in the ceramics subfield while China possessed most publications in polymer and metallurgy subfields. However, when considering the journal impact factors, the leading positions of the countries changed. The results from this work could assist materials scientists to select suitable international journals in relevant association with the contents of their to-publish works. Finally, it was noted that most material research articles were written by 3–4 authorships.

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A szerzők a hazai Nemzeti Rákregiszter alapvető célkitűzéseit és feladatkörét foglalják össze, nemzetközi környezetbe helyezve. Ismertetik a több mint 100 éves múltra tekintő, Európában kiemelkedő színvonalú hazai rákstatisztikai törekvéseket és ezek termékenyítő hatását a daganatos adatgyűjtés jelenlegi tevékenységére. Az összeállítás foglalkozik az informatikai fejlesztéssel, s olyan elvi és gyakorlati jellegű kérdésekkel, mint a mortalitási és morbiditási statisztikák párhuzamos megjelenítése és értékelése, annak hazai és nemzetközi népegészségügyi jelentőségével. Kiemelik, hogy a Nemzeti Rákregiszter hiteles adatgyűjtése és szolgáltatása össztársadalmi jelentőségű, népegészségügyi kérdés, amely a kockázati tényezők jobb megismerése, a megelőzés és a betegellátás szempontjából döntő fontosságú. A magyar onkológiai ellátórendszer elkerülhetetlen szerkezetátalakítása, európai harmonizációja csak megbízható információszolgáltatással és cserével vihető végbe, a hazai sajátosságok és a nemzetközi elvárások figyelembevételével. Orv. Hetil., 2014, 155(36), 1415–1420.

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databases . Submission on behalf of ISO/TC 37 to ISO/TMB/AHG “Standards as databases” of 2006-06-09. 12. Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and

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“Hyphenation” of databases in building scientometric indicators

Physics briefs-SCI based indicators of 13 European countries, 1980–1989

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Authors: T. Braun, M. Brocken, W. Glänzel, E. Rinia and A. Schubert

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PASCAL, whose troublesome artefacts we highlight, also has its strong points (multidisciplinarity, codification of the topic of each article, better coverage of some countries). As other sources, it shows that the current decade is one of crisis in African research. However, developments are highly contrasted, depending on the discipline and the regions. To the north of Africa, the Maghreb is witnessing an unprecedented gain in power. Nigerian science is in quite the contrary situation, imploding. In the rest of Africa, classification of countries brings to evidence very striking changes in order. Basic science declines. The Agricultural and the Medical sciences are stagnating. Conversely, the Engineering sciences are growing, in particular to the North of the Sahara.

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In recent years researchers in the Performance Indicators Project at the Australian National University have undertaken a number of projects involving collaboration with colleagues in England or attempts to replicate results obtained by others. All projects have necessitated close scrutiny of the methodologies previously used or to be used and have made clear the urgent need for comparable standards. In this paper we have focused on two projects: one, an analysis of Australia's shares of publications and citations, where we sought to learn from the debate on methodology that surrounded the question of decline in British science; the second, an analysis of astronomy publications in Australia where we sought to replicate methodology used in a previous European study.

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This bibliometric analysis was examined by the references of the articles on Medicine Chinese Traditional (MCT) searched by the CD-ROM Medline. The 3006 references of the articles on MCT which were published between 1974 and 1992 in 343 periodicals were the samples for present study. The results were illustrated in order to identify reasonably a hierarchical ranking of periodicals and to evaluate objectively a distribution of countries where those articles were published and languages in which those articles were written.

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