Checks and Balances: Taking a Closer Look at Funding Acknowledgements Texts

Adèle Paul-Hus, Nadine Desrochers

Abstract


Since 2008, funding acknowledgements have been indexed by Web of Science, allowing for large-scale analyses of acknowledgements. The objective of this study is to qualitatively analyse the content of acknowledgements texts in order to contextualize quantitatively obtained trends in acknowledgement practices. The preliminary results show that funding-related uses are more prevalent than expected, since even seemingly non-funding-related terms are in fact linked to funding statements.

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