Current status2018
Short term status2014 - 2018
Long term status2009 - 2018

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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 ‘All fields’; 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’; review articles, research articles, data articles, mini reviews, short communications only.

Wiley Online Library

Advanced Search, Ireland OR Irish in ‘abstract’ AND biodiversity in ‘Anywhere’.

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

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/

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: 2019-05-17 12:54:21