Regional analysis on Chinese scientific output

Ping Zhou, Bart Thijs, Wolfgang Glänzel

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Based on data from the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) and using scientometric methods, we conducted a systematic analysis of Chinese regional contributions and international collaboration in terms of scientific publications, publication activity, and citation impact. We found that regional contributions are highly skewed. The top positions measured by number of publications or citations, share of publications or citations are taken by almost the same set of regions. But this is not the case when indicators for relative citation impact are used. Comparison between regional scientific output and R&D expenditure shows that Spearman's rank correlation coefficient between the two indicators is rather low among the leading publication regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)839-857
Number of pages19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

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