Science on the periphery: Can it contribute to mainstream science?

Arunachalam, Subbiah
June 1995
Knowledge & Policy;Summer95, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p68
Academic Journal
Discusses the potential of developing countries belonging to the so-called periphery in the field of science to contribute to scientific knowledge. Center-periphery dichotomy in the field of science; Indicators of peripheral science; List of 15 developing countries ranked according to number of mainstream publications produced.


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