Citation bias. We have the answer



According to Josefina Cordera, researchers have found that the global flow of scientific citations blocks the growth of new ideas in science. Leading countries on the world stage, such as the United States or Western Europe, are believed to receive more citations than scientists from other regions with similar research. According to scientists, a big influence on bias, in addition to the name of the journal, the ranking and the topic of the research, is the national science budget, which allocates funds for publications and fees for access to open databases and libraries.

Why is this important, you may ask? First, of course, because scientists who do research, data analysis, and spend a lot of time writing articles - do not get full attention and recognition, and second, underestimating countries with less science funding leads to a lack of knowledge about the problem and a limited number of perspectives that could improve results in solving the problem.

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