This report presents findings from a bibliometric analysis of the 26 most productive African countries in Scopus between 1996-2009. Data is presented examining changes in the scientific research output of these countries, and comparison made with global patterns across 27 scientific knowledge domains. In addition to the regional context, these findings allow consideration of international trends and identification of strengths and weakness to inform future decision-making processes.
Arencibia-Jorge, R. Scientific Development in African Countries: a scientometric approach 1996&#8211;2009. Project report. INASP, Oxford, UK/Editorial Universitaria, Ministerio de Educación Superior, Havana, Cuba (2013) 161 pp. ISBN 978-959-16-1794-1