Publication patterns and productivity of academic scientists: case study of University Of Calabar, Calabar - Nigeria
AbstractThe paper investigated the level of scientific communication in Calabar, Nigeria. Data for the study was collected using questionnaire survey. Articles in learned journals constitute the primary medium of communication among research scientists surveyed. A total of 59 journals were used by respondents for their scientific publications. 12 (20.3%)of these were local journals compared to foreign journals 45 (76.2%) . This implies low level of scientific communication within the country. The survey results also show that the major obstacle that militates against scientific research and publication is lack of facilities/equipment besides financial constraint. The paper recommends that relevant research facilities/equipment should be provided besides funding of scientific activities to enhance productivity and improve quality of the local scientific journals.
Key Words: Publication output, Productivity, Scientific communication, Journal article, Publication strategy.
Global Jnl of Humanities Vol.2(1&2) 2003: 66-70