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Australia is not maximising the return on its research investment


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Harnad, S 2005 , 'Australia is not maximising the return on its research investment', paper presented at the National Scholarly Communications Forum 2005, 27 September 2005, Sydney, Australia.

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Australia is losing about $425 million dollars worth of potential return on its public investment in research every year. The Australian Research Councils spend about $1 billion dollars yearly, which generate about 32,000 research journal articles. But it is not the number of articles published that reflects the return on Australia's research investment: A piece of research, if it is worth funding and doing at all, must not only be published, but used, applied and built-upon by other researchers. This is called 'research impact' and a measure of it is the number of times an article is cited by other articles ('citation impact').

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Harnad, S
Keywords: Open access, citations, self-archiving, national policy, mandatory deposit, research impact, loss
Publisher: Australian Academy of the Humanities
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