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New tool to evaluate science from developing countries.

'Impact factors' has been used for long to measure science output of research organizations as well that of a country as whole. Now, according to SciDev.Net, UNESCO is now developing a tool to help policymakers to evaluate performance of science in their country. It would be based on a set of nine indicators. These indicators represents environment and infrastructure for research in a country.

This seems to be a better technique for evaluation of science in developing countries. The 'impact factor' based scientometrics does not help much. Impact factors are calculated using 'Web of Science' database. Which has poor representation of journals from developing countries.

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