Retrospective Analysis of Research and Publications Output in Africa: A Comprehensive Review


  • Omagbemi Clement O Bells University of Technology Ota, Nigeria.



Comprehensive Review, Research, Publication Output, Scientific Research, Report Analysis


This study gives an insight into the different meanings of scientific research. It analyses a survey report on research output and publications in relation to Africa and West Africa in particular. It covers the period 1960 – 2005. It identifies the key areas of disparities among scientists – salaries, self-sufficiency for graduate and post-graduate education, level of structure of research funding. It shows countries and trends of scientific research. Based on the review, the researcher recommended that it is necessary for governments, scientific ministries, and research institutes to foster the needed will and cooperation that will enable researchers and scholars in West African sub region to once again become active participants and contributors to the world of scientific research.


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How to Cite

Omagbemi Clement O. (2022). Retrospective Analysis of Research and Publications Output in Africa: A Comprehensive Review. International Journal of Research in Social Science and Humanities (IJRSS) ISSN:2582-6220, DOI: 10.47505/IJRSS, 3(6), 38–47.