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Bibliometric analysis of Chinese superconductivity research, 1986-2007

Zhu, Q.L. and Willett, P. (2011) Bibliometric analysis of Chinese superconductivity research, 1986-2007. ASLIB Proceedings , 63 (1). pp. 101-119. ISSN 0001-253X

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to cam, out a bibliometric analysis of the development of Chinese research in superconductivity since the advent of high-temperature superconductivity (HTS) in the mid-1980s, and to compare Chinese research with that of its international competitors.

Design/methodology/approach - This research used publications, citations, journals, subject categories and institutional data from the Web of Science database.

Findings - Chinese HTS research has grown steadily in importance over the period, with a significant increase in peer-recognition, as measured by citations from non-Chinese researchers. A comparison with superconductivity research in England, France, Germany, Japan, Russia and the USA shows that the impact of the Chinese work is growing relative to the other countries, with a cluster analysis showing that the current bibliometric status of Chinese research is most similar to that of England, France and Russia.

Originality/value - This is both the first bibliometric study of Chinese research in superconductivity and the first bibliometric comparison of different countries' research in superconductivity since the advent of HTS. Cluster analysis provides an interesting way of identifying analogous international bibliometric profiles.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: SCIENCE; INDICATORS; CITATION; COMMUNICATION; PERSPECTIVE; PERFORMANCE; SCIENTISTS; DISCOVERY; COUNTRIES; JOURNALS
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Miss Anthea Tucker
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 09:32
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 05:30
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00012531111103803
Status: Published
Publisher: Emerald Group
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1108/00012531111103803
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/43047

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