In general, the quality of science was very high. Most of the scientists viewed publication as the primary indicator of quality and recognition and, with few exceptions, sought publications in top peer-reviewed scientific journals. A sampling of the journals include Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Journal of Molecular Biology, Cell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, EMBO Journal, Journal of Theoretical Biology, and Developmental Biology, among others. It was also apparent that the investigators viewed participation at international conferences and symposia as a primary means for disseminating their results to the international scientific community. Most project directors were either quite aware of their international competition or, in many cases, were in partnership with their international colleagues.

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Published: September 1996; WTEC Hyper-Librarian