Is there a clubbing effect underlying Chinese research citation Increases?
|Title:||Is there a clubbing effect underlying Chinese research citation Increases?|
|Publication Date:||September 2015|
|Published In:||Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology|
|Description:||© 2015 The Authors. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of ASIS&T.There is increasing evidence that citations to Chinese research publications are rising sharply. A series of reasons have been highlighted in previous studies. This research explores another possibility - whether there is a "clubbing" effect in China's surge in research citations, in which a higher rate of internal citing takes place among influential Chinese researchers. Focusing on the most highly cited research articles in nanotechnology, we find that a larger proportion of Chinese nanotechnology research citations are localized within individual, institutional, and national networks within China. Both descriptive and statistical tests suggest that highly cited Chinese papers are more likely than similar U.S. papers to receive internal and localized citations. Tentative explanations and policy implications are discussed.|
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|Citation:||Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 66. Issue 9. 1923 - 1932. ISSN 2330-1635. DOI 10.1002/asi.23302.|