Current status2014
Short term status2010 - 2014
Long term status2005 - 2014

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Chart H.3.iii. Number of papers published on Irish biodiversity

This indicator is an indirect measure of the amount of research being undertaken in a biodiversity-related discipline in Ireland.  Three major academic literature databases were queried for biodiversity-related peer-reviewed publications: JSTOR, ScienceDirect and the Web of Science.  Although efforts to digitise and include older publications in these databases are ongoing, inconsistences across individual journals and databases result in pre-1990 publications being underrepresented.  Therefore, at present this indicator only includes publication post-1990.  Due to differences in the search function for each digital library, a different search strategy was conducted per database. 

JSTOR

Advanced Search; Ireland OR Irish AND biodiversity in ‘full-text’; articles and reviews only; search limited to the following disciplines - Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Sciences, General Science, Zoology.

ScienceDirect

Advanced Search; Ireland in ‘Affiliation’ AND biodiversity in ‘All Fields’; journals only; search limited to the following disciplines - Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Environmental Science.

Web of Science

Basic Search, four fields; Ireland OR Irish in ‘Title’ AND biodiversity in ‘Topic’ AND Ireland in ‘Address’, and results refined by the following research areas: Biodiversity Conservation, Entomology, Environmental Sciences Ecology, Fisheries, Marine Fisheries Biology, Palaeontology, Plant Sciences, Zoology.

All citation information was then compiled into a single database and screened for both erroneous search results and duplication across databases. 

 

The links to the digital libraries queried can be found here:

http://www.jstor.org

http://www.sciencedirect.com

http://thomsonreuters.com/thomson-reuters-web-of-science/

H.3.iii.

Number of papers published on Irish biodiversity

This indicator is an indirect measure of the amount of research being undertaken in a biodiversity-related discipline in Ireland since 1990.

Created: 2014-02-19 11:07:50 | Updated: 2015-11-25 21:26:45