Appendix C
Publications Data

NRC staff, with the assistance of staff at the George E. Brown, Jr., Library at the National Academies and using the SCOPUS database, tracked articles in the journals Corrosion and Corrosion Science for the past 22 years. In particular, the staff tracked the following data:

  • Articles per year where the lead author was U.S.-based—that is, the author’s home institution was in the United States.

  • Articles per year that were drafted by an author based at a higher educational facility compared with articles per year that were drafted by authors at government agencies, industry, and others.

  • Number of academic institutions that had published articles compared with the number of government, industry, and others that published articles.

The data tracked are presented in Figures C-1 through C-7. These data should be taken as a sampling that may signal a larger trend.



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Appendix C Publications Data NRC staff, with the assistance of staff at the George E. Brown, Jr., Library at the National Academies and using the SCOPUS database, tracked articles in the journals Corrosion and Corrosion Science for the past 22 years. In particular, the staff tracked the following data: • Articles per year where the lead author was U.S.-based—that is, the author’s home institution was in the United States. • Articles per year that were drafted by an author based at a higher educa- tional facility compared with articles per year that were drafted by authors at government agencies, industry, and others. • Number of academic institutions that had published articles compared with the number of government, industry, and others that published articles. The data tracked are presented in Figures C-1 through C-7. These data should be taken as a sampling that may signal a larger trend. 12

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aPPendix c 12 150 70% U.S.-authored articles All articles 140 U.S. academic-authored 130 % U.S.-authored 60% 120 110 50% 100 90 40% Number of Articles 80 70 30% 60 50 20% 40 30 10% 20 10 0 0% 2000 2006 2004 2005 2008 2002 2003 2007 2001 1990 1996 1985 1986 1988 1998 1999 1989 1994 1995 1992 1993 1987 1997 1991 FIGURE C-1 Articles published in Corrosion from 1985 C-1.eps chart seems to indicate a gradual Figure to 2007. The overall decline in the percentage of articles written by U.S.-based lead authors. In 1985, 52 percent of all articles in Corrosion had a U.S.-based lead author.

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assessment c o r ro s i o n e d u c at i o n 12 of 350 25% Total articles U.S.-authored 300 U.S.-academic-authored 20% % U.S.-authored 250 15% 200 Number of Articles 150 10% 100 5% 50 0 0% 2005 2003 2007 2001 1999 1983 1985 1989 1995 1993 1987 1997 1991 FIGURE C-2 Articles published in Corrosion Science from 1985 to 2007. There are generally fewer U.S.-authored articles in this publication than in Corrosion. The shares of articles with U.S. authors Figure C-2.eps are 16 percent in 1985 and 9 percent in 2007.

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aPPendix c 127 Total number of articles published in the two U.S. journals Number of articles written by U.S. lead authors % U.S.-authored Number of Articles FIGURE C-3 Articles published in both Corrosion and Corrosion Science. The chart seems to suggest a gradual decline in the share of articles with a U.S. lead author relative to the total number of articles, Figure C-3.eps with U.S.-authored articles having larger shares in the late 1980s and early 1990s. bitmap image with vector key and left axis label

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assessment c o r ro s i o n e d u c at i o n 12 of 90% % U.S.-authored/All articles % U.S.-academic-authored/U.S.-authored 80% % U.S.-academic-authored/All articles 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 FIGURE C-4 U.S.-authored articles in Corrosion and C-4.eps Figure Corrosion Science as a share of all articles and the number of articles written by U.S. academics as a share of all U.S.-authored articles and as a share of all articles in both journals. The data seem to show that while U.S.-authored articles as a share of all articles seems to decline over time, U.S.-academic-authored articles as a share of all articles seems to have declined much more slowly.

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aPPendix c 12 35 Academic 30 Government/Industry 25 20 Share (%) 15 10 5 0 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 FIGURE C-5 Share, academic vs. industry and government, of U.S.-based organizations that employ authors who have published articles in Corrosion. Data seem to indicate that while authors with Figure C-5.eps government and industry affiliations dominated until the mid-1990s, in more recent years, authors at academic organizations have been the larger source of articles.

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assessment c o r ro s i o n e d u c at i o n 10 of 16 Academic 14 Government/Industry 12 10 Share (%) 8 6 4 2 0 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 FIGURE C-6 Share, academic vs. industry and government, of U.S.-based organizations that employ Figure C-6.eps authors who have published articles in Corrosion Science. Unlike the data for Corrosion, these data seem to show that academic authors have dominated the entire time.

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aPPendix c 11 40 Academic 35 Government/Industry 30 Number of Authors 25 20 15 10 5 0 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 FIGURE C-7 Number of U.S. academic authors vs. U.S. C-7.eps Figure government/industry authors in both journals. The data seem to indicate a spike in overall U.S. authorship in the late 1980s and early 1990s, followed by a decline. While government/industry authorship seems to have declined, academic authorship seems to be holding steady.