Do Chinese and American contributions in top journals have an equal citation potential?
DING Jielan(丁洁兰)1,2; ROUSSEAU Ronald3,4
2015-06-27
Source PublicationChinese Journal of Library and Information Science
Volume8Issue:2Pages:1-10
AbstractPurpose: We want to contribute to the evaluation of Chinese research, focusing on contributions in top journals.

Design/methodology/approach: Using a Mann-Whitney test we investigate if contributions in Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Chinese or American authors only, i.e. articles for which all authors have a Chinese or an American address, have a different citation potential.

Findings: There is no reason to state that Chinese and American contributions in these top journals have a different citation potential.

Research limitations: Because of the small numbers involved we were not able to make a distinction between publications in Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Practical implications: These results suggest that the better Chinese research results are of a similar level as those by American colleagues.
 
Originality/value: It is well-known that the number of citations per publication by Chinese authors is still lagging with respect to leading scientific nations and in particular compared with the USA. We have shown that this difference does not necessarily hold in contributions in Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.;Purpose: We want to contribute to the evaluation of Chinese research, focusing on contributions in top journals.

Design/methodology/approach: Using a Mann-Whitney test we investigate if contributions in Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) by Chinese or American authors only, i.e. articles for which all authors have a Chinese or an American address, have a different citation potential.

Findings: There is no reason to state that Chinese and American contributions in these top journals have a different citation potential.

Research limitations: Because of the small numbers involved we were not able to make a distinction between publications in Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Practical implications: These results suggest that the better Chinese research results are of a similar level as those by American colleagues.
 
Originality/value: It is well-known that the number of citations per publication by Chinese authors is still lagging with respect to leading scientific nations and in particular compared with the USA. We have shown that this difference does not necessarily hold in contributions in Nature, Science or the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
SubtypeResearch Papers
Keywordnature science proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America Chinese Articles Mann-whitney Test
Subject Area新闻学与传播学 ; 图书馆、情报与文献学
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Indexed ByCSCD ; CSSCI
Project NumberGrant No.: 71173185
Language英语
Funding OrganizationThis work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.las.ac.cn/handle/12502/7806
CollectionJournal of Data and Information Science_Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science-2015
Corresponding AuthorROUSSEAU Ronald
Affiliation1.National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China
2.University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
3.Information and Library Science (IBW), University of Antwerp (UA), Antwerp B-2000, Belgium
4.Department of Mathematics, KU Leuven, Leuven B-3000, Belgium
First Author Affilication中国科学院文献情报中心
Corresponding Author Affilication中国科学院文献情报中心
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DING Jielan,ROUSSEAU Ronald. Do Chinese and American contributions in top journals have an equal citation potential?[J]. Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science,2015,8(2):1-10.
APA DING Jielan,&ROUSSEAU Ronald.(2015).Do Chinese and American contributions in top journals have an equal citation potential?.Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science,8(2),1-10.
MLA DING Jielan,et al."Do Chinese and American contributions in top journals have an equal citation potential?".Chinese Journal of Library and Information Science 8.2(2015):1-10.
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