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  • Wolfgang Henkel
  • Rolf-Peter Kraft
  • Harald zur Hausen


In Germany, public funding of nonuniversity facilities for science, research, and development currently amounts to DM 13 billion annually. This support is motivated by the desire to provide a secure future for all citizens. The expectation is that, by supporting fundamental research (both pure and target oriented) and also applied research, results can be obtained that are of benefit to society and to the process of economic development. The patenting of ideas, the generation of useful know-how, and the issuing of licenses are valuable byproducts of this research: although not the top priority they are nonetheless an important indication of the success of government research funding.


Impact Factor Science Citation Index Citation Analysis Citation Rate Journal Citation Report 
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Selected publications

  1. Science Citation Index: an international multidiscipilinery index to the literature of science, medicine, agriculture, technology, and the behavioral sciences. ISI Press, Philadelphia (1945 ff.)Google Scholar
  2. Science Citation Index, annual: Journal Citation Reports; a bibliographic analysis of science journals in the ISI data base. ISI Press, Philadelphia (1976 ff.)Google Scholar
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  4. Bundesbericht Forschung 1993, Hrsg.: Bundesministerium fur Forschung und Technologie, Bonn (1993)Google Scholar
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  6. Kahl, M.: Zitatenanalyse mit den Journal Citation Reports des Institute for Scientific Information. Bibliothek, Forsch. u. Praxis 19, 30–63 (1995)Google Scholar
  7. Korwitz, U.: Welchen “Rang” hat ein Wissen- schaftler? Nachr. f. Dok. 46, 267–272 (1995)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Henkel
  • Rolf-Peter Kraft
    • 1
  • Harald zur Hausen
  1. 1.Central LibraryGermany

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