A Bibliometric Study Of Research On Dar Es Salaam Region: 1980 To 2003

  • F Ndumbaro


This bibliometric analysis examines research trends on Dar es Salaam region from 1980 to 2003. The study was carried out using CD-ISIS based Regional Bibliographic Database, hosted by the University of Dar es Salaam Library. The findings of the study show that: literature on Dar es Salaam is increasing exponentially; Medicine, Social Science and Humanities are the most productive disciplines; large proportion of research 1076 (62.8%) is unpublished; 58.8 % of authors are male, 32.19% are female; generally there is low level of authors' productivity and collaboration. New emerging research areas are: gender and women studies, electrical engineering, hydraulic engineering, mining engineering and geology. The study makes the following recommendations: researchers should be encouraged to publish their research findings in local and international journals; there is a need to mainstream gender in research in order to promote female researchers; research institutions should encourage multidisciplinary research and collaboration among researchers and more research need to be conducted on prevailing social problems in Dar es Salaam region.

University of Dar Es Salaam Library Journal Vol. 9 (1) 2007: pp. 53-68

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