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Assessment of Corrosion Education 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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Assessment of Corrosion Education FIGURE C-1 Articles published in Corrosion from 1985 to 2007. The chart seems to indicate a gradual 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 of Corrosion Education 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 are 16 percent in 1985 and 9 percent in 2007.
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Assessment of Corrosion Education 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, with U.S.-authored articles having larger shares in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
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Assessment of Corrosion Education FIGURE C-4 U.S.-authored articles in Corrosion and 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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Assessment of Corrosion Education 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 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 of Corrosion Education FIGURE C-6 Share, academic vs. industry and government, of U.S.-based organizations that employ 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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Assessment of Corrosion Education FIGURE C-7 Number of U.S. academic authors vs. U.S. 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.