Did Ghana Do Enough? : A Scientometric Analysis of COVID-19 Research Output from Ghana within the African Context

Lade...
Vorschaubild
Dateien
Yalley_2-1b143n8cegtfz8.pdf
Yalley_2-1b143n8cegtfz8.pdfGröße: 1.36 MBDownloads: 51
Datum
2023
Autor:innen
Yalley, Akua K.
Ahiatrogah, Selasie
Yalley, Akuba B.
Yankson, Isaac K.
Nii-Trebi, Nicholas I.
Herausgeber:innen
Kontakt
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Electronic ISSN
ISBN
Bibliografische Daten
Verlag
Schriftenreihe
Auflagebezeichnung
ArXiv-ID
Internationale Patentnummer
Link zur Lizenz
Angaben zur Forschungsförderung
Projekt
Open Access-Veröffentlichung
Open Access Gold
Core Facility der Universität Konstanz
Gesperrt bis
Titel in einer weiteren Sprache
Forschungsvorhaben
Organisationseinheiten
Zeitschriftenheft
Publikationstyp
Zeitschriftenartikel
Publikationsstatus
Published
Erschienen in
Diseases. MDPI. 2023, 11(2), 56. eISSN 2079-9721. Available under: doi: 10.3390/diseases11020056
Zusammenfassung

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated worldwide research efforts to provide knowledge about the disease. Yet little is known about how Ghana contributed to this critical knowledge production. This scientometric analysis was conducted to ascertain Ghana’s COVID-19 research output within the African context to gain understanding and identify potential future directions. The study retrieved relevant research, spanning 2019 to 2022, from the Scopus database in December 2022. The retrieved data were assessed using various established indices, including collaboration patterns, productive institutions, citation patterns, and major research sponsors, among others. Ghana came seventh in Africa with a total of 1112 publications. For international collaborations, the United States and the United Kingdom were the major partners, while South Africa was the main African collaborator with Ghana. Out of the top 21 most productive authors, 85.7% were males and 14.3% were females, demonstrating a great gender gap in research output in Ghana. Although Ghana has made some contributions to the global COVID-19 research output, there are few intra-continental research collaborations, which limits Africa’s overall research output. Our study demonstrates a critical need for the Ghanaian government to prioritize research and funding and address barriers to women’s research productivity.

Zusammenfassung in einer weiteren Sprache
Fachgebiet (DDC)
300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
Schlagwörter
COVID-19, research, productivity, scientometric analysis, Ghana
Konferenz
Rezension
undefined / . - undefined, undefined
Zitieren
ISO 690YALLEY, Akua K., Selasie AHIATROGAH, Akuba B. YALLEY, Isaac K. YANKSON, Nicholas I. NII-TREBI, Abena Asefuaba YALLEY, 2023. Did Ghana Do Enough? : A Scientometric Analysis of COVID-19 Research Output from Ghana within the African Context. In: Diseases. MDPI. 2023, 11(2), 56. eISSN 2079-9721. Available under: doi: 10.3390/diseases11020056
BibTex
@article{Yalley2023-04-01Ghana-66535,
  year={2023},
  doi={10.3390/diseases11020056},
  title={Did Ghana Do Enough? : A Scientometric Analysis of COVID-19 Research Output from Ghana within the African Context},
  number={2},
  volume={11},
  journal={Diseases},
  author={Yalley, Akua K. and Ahiatrogah, Selasie and Yalley, Akuba B. and Yankson, Isaac K. and Nii-Trebi, Nicholas I. and Yalley, Abena Asefuaba},
  note={Article Number: 56}
}
RDF
<rdf:RDF
    xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/"
    xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
    xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
    xmlns:bibo="http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/"
    xmlns:dspace="http://digital-repositories.org/ontologies/dspace/0.1.0#"
    xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/"
    xmlns:void="http://rdfs.org/ns/void#"
    xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#" > 
  <rdf:Description rdf:about="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/server/rdf/resource/123456789/66535">
    <dc:contributor>Yalley, Abena Asefuaba</dc:contributor>
    <dc:creator>Yalley, Akua K.</dc:creator>
    <dc:date rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2023-04-04T12:54:20Z</dc:date>
    <dc:contributor>Yalley, Akua K.</dc:contributor>
    <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2023-04-04T12:54:20Z</dcterms:available>
    <dc:contributor>Yalley, Akuba B.</dc:contributor>
    <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/"/>
    <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/>
    <dc:creator>Ahiatrogah, Selasie</dc:creator>
    <dc:contributor>Nii-Trebi, Nicholas I.</dc:contributor>
    <dcterms:hasPart rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/123456789/66535/1/Yalley_2-1b143n8cegtfz8.pdf"/>
    <dc:creator>Nii-Trebi, Nicholas I.</dc:creator>
    <dc:creator>Yalley, Abena Asefuaba</dc:creator>
    <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/server/rdf/resource/123456789/52"/>
    <dc:creator>Yankson, Isaac K.</dc:creator>
    <dc:contributor>Yankson, Isaac K.</dc:contributor>
    <dcterms:rights rdf:resource="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"/>
    <dcterms:issued>2023-04-01</dcterms:issued>
    <dc:contributor>Ahiatrogah, Selasie</dc:contributor>
    <dc:creator>Yalley, Akuba B.</dc:creator>
    <dcterms:title>Did Ghana Do Enough? : A Scientometric Analysis of COVID-19 Research Output from Ghana within the African Context</dcterms:title>
    <dcterms:abstract>The COVID-19 pandemic has generated worldwide research efforts to provide knowledge about the disease. Yet little is known about how Ghana contributed to this critical knowledge production. This scientometric analysis was conducted to ascertain Ghana’s COVID-19 research output within the African context to gain understanding and identify potential future directions. The study retrieved relevant research, spanning 2019 to 2022, from the Scopus database in December 2022. The retrieved data were assessed using various established indices, including collaboration patterns, productive institutions, citation patterns, and major research sponsors, among others. Ghana came seventh in Africa with a total of 1112 publications. For international collaborations, the United States and the United Kingdom were the major partners, while South Africa was the main African collaborator with Ghana. Out of the top 21 most productive authors, 85.7% were males and 14.3% were females, demonstrating a great gender gap in research output in Ghana. Although Ghana has made some contributions to the global COVID-19 research output, there are few intra-continental research collaborations, which limits Africa’s overall research output. Our study demonstrates a critical need for the Ghanaian government to prioritize research and funding and address barriers to women’s research productivity.</dcterms:abstract>
    <dspace:hasBitstream rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/bitstream/123456789/66535/1/Yalley_2-1b143n8cegtfz8.pdf"/>
    <dc:rights>Attribution 4.0 International</dc:rights>
    <bibo:uri rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/handle/123456789/66535"/>
    <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/server/rdf/resource/123456789/52"/>
    <dc:language>eng</dc:language>
    <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/server/rdf/resource/123456789/42"/>
    <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/server/rdf/resource/123456789/42"/>
  </rdf:Description>
</rdf:RDF>
Interner Vermerk
xmlui.Submission.submit.DescribeStep.inputForms.label.kops_note_fromSubmitter
Kontakt
URL der Originalveröffentl.
Prüfdatum der URL
Prüfungsdatum der Dissertation
Finanzierungsart
Kommentar zur Publikation
Allianzlizenz
Corresponding Authors der Uni Konstanz vorhanden
Internationale Co-Autor:innen
Universitätsbibliographie
Ja
Begutachtet
Unbekannt
Diese Publikation teilen