EDITORIAL

Globalizing Science Publishing

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Science  21 Aug 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5943, pp. 920
DOI: 10.1126/science.1178378

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Summary

Publishing in scientific journals is the most common and powerful means to disseminate new research findings. Visibility and credibility in the scientific world require publishing in journals that are included in global indexing databases such as those of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Most scientists in developing countries remain at the periphery of this critical communication process, exacerbating the low international recognition and impact of their accomplishments. For science to become maximally influential and productive across the globe, this needs to change.