East African Social Sciences and Humanities Publishing: A Handmade Bibliometrics Approach

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Abstract

For Eastern Africa, very little information about the SSH knowledge production can be found from a European perspective. Adequate indicators like information-rich bibliographic databases that cover East-Africa-based journals and book publishers are lacking. This research in progress explores their indexing situation in detail, their development, which is closely connected to political history, their (non-)usage, and affiliations as well as career- stages of their authors. Furthermore, it also pays attention to East-Africa-based SSH researchers who use other publication venues. Any bibliometric analysis in this field needs to rely on manual data collection, otherwise it would be heavily biased. This study lays out the foundation for citation analyses, qualitative research on the publications' content and the self-description of East-African scholars against the background of an academic environment that is often described as “international”.

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  • Information Studies
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators
Place of PublicationValència, Spain
PublisherEditorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Pages951-956
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventInternational Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, 2016: Peripheries, Frontiers and Beyond - Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain
Duration: 2016 Sep 142016 Sep 16
Conference number: 21
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ConferenceInternational Conference on Science and Technology Indicators, 2016
Abbreviated titleSTI 2016
CountrySpain
CityValència
Period2016/09/142016/09/16
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