Under-Reporting Research Relevant to Local Needs in The Global South. Database Biases in the Representation of Knowledge on Rice

@inproceedings{Rafols2020UnderReportingRR,
  title={Under-Reporting Research Relevant to Local Needs in The Global South. Database Biases in the Representation of Knowledge on Rice},
  author={Ismael Rafols and Tommaso Ciarli and Diego Chavarro},
  booktitle={International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics},
  year={2020}
}
Although the main bibliometric databases (Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus) claim to includejournals on the basis of scientific and publication standards, there have long been concerns thatits coverage is biased in favour of journals from industrialised countries and towards topicsrelevant to these countries. In this article, we investigate this claim for research on rice,comparing the database CAB Abstracts with the mainstream databases. We find clear evidencethat for a field such as rice… 

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