B – Globalizing Science Publishing

Wieland G. Globalizing Science Publishing (Editorial). Science 2009;325 (21):920

DOI: 10.1126/science.1178378

Publishing in scientific journals is the most common and powerful means to disseminate new research findings. But, visibility and credibility require publishing in journals that are included in global indexing databases such as those of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). The central question of this editorial is of how to expand the global reach and the potential impact of scientific research of developing countries since most scientists in developing countries remain at the periphery of this critical communication process, exacerbating the low international recognition and impact of their accomplishments.