Does Global South research funded internationally enjoy greater visibility?

  • Maia Chankseliani


PeriodApr 28 2023

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Media contributions

  • TitleDoes Global South research funded internationally enjoy greater visibility?
    Media name/outletElsevier Connect
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    DescriptionIntrigued by this idea, Maia, who is an Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford(opens in new tab/window), embarked on a new study to explore the flows of external funding in Central Asia and the Caucasus. She worked in collaboration with Elsevier’s International Center for the Study of Research(opens in new tab/window) (ICSR) and its ICSR Lab(opens in new tab/window) — a cloud-based computational platform that enables researchers to analyze big datasets, including those that power Elsevier solutions such as Scopus(opens in new tab/window) and PlumX Metrics(opens in new tab/window). The ICSR Lab team used Scopus to prepare a dataset of papers published between 1990 and 2019 that met two conditions:

    ●They contained a funding acknowledgement.

    ● They had at least one author affiliated with an institution in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) or the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia).

    Following a deep dive into the 175,000 records she received, Maia published her findings late last year in the paper “Who funds the production of globally visible research in the Global South?(opens in new tab/window)” Here, she shares some highlights.
    Producer/AuthorLinda Willems
    PersonsMaia Chankseliani