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2016

Lung cancer researchers, 2008-2013: their sex and ethnicity

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Lung cancer researchers, 2008-2013: their sex and ethnicity
This paper describes the process by which almost all authors of papers in the Web of Science (WoS) can be characterised by their sex and ethnicity or national background, based on their names. These are compared with two large databases of surnames and given names to determine to which of some 160 different ethnic groups they are most likely to belong. Since 2008 the authors of WoS papers are tagged with their addresses, and many have their given names if they appear on the paper, so the workforce composition of each country can be determined. Conversely, the current location of members of particular ethnic groups can be found. This will show the extent of a country's "brain drain", if any. Key results are shown for one subject area, and inter alia it appears that the majority of researchers of Indian origin who are active in lung cancer research are working in the USA. But East Asians (Chinese, Japanese and Koreans) tend to stay in their country of birth. Conference To...
Grant Lewison, Philip Roe, Richard Webber, Richard
Added 09 Apr 2016
Updated 09 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where SCIENTOMETRICS
Authors Grant Lewison, Philip Roe, Richard Webber, Richard Sullivan
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