Scientometrics

, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp 571–582 | Cite as

International scientific collaboration of China with the G7 countries

Article

Abstract

Collaboration is one of the remarkable characteristics of contemporary basic research. Using bibliometric method, we quantitatively analyze international collaboration publication output between China and the G7 countries based on Science Citation Index. The results indicate that international collaboration publication output between China and the G7 countries has shown exponential growth aroused by the growth of science in China. USA is the most important collaboration country and the international collaboration between China and the G7 countries display differences at each research field.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Arunachalam, S., Srinivasan, R., Raman, V. (1994), International collaboration in science: Participation by the Asian giants. Scientometrics, 30(1):7–22CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Arunachalam, S., Doss, M. J. (2000), Mapping international collaboration in science in Asia through coauthorship analysis. Current Science, 79(5): 621–628.Google Scholar
  3. Beaver, D. D., Rosen, R. (1978), Studies in scientific collaboration part I. the professional origins of scientific co-authorship. Scientometrics, 1(1): 65–84CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Beaver, D. D., Rosen, R. (1979), Studies in scientific collaboration part II. scientific co-authorship, research productivity and visibility in the France scientific elite. Scientometrics, 1(2): 133–149.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Beaver, D. D. (2001), Reflections on scientific collaboration (and its study): past, present, and future. Scientometris, 52(3): 365–377.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Braun, T., Gómez, I., Méndez, A., Schubert, A. (1992), International co-authorship patterns in physics and its subfields, 1981–1985. Scientometrics, 24(2): 181–200.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Frame, J. D., Carpenter, M. P. (1979), International research collaboration. Social Studies of Science, 9(4): 481–497.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Frame, J. D., Narin, F. (1987), The growth of Chinese scientific research, 1973–84. Scientometrics, 12(1–2): 135–144.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Garg, K. C., Kumar, S., Lal, K. (2006), Scientometric profile of Indian agricultural research as seen through Science Citation Index Expanded. Scientometrics, 68(1): 151–166.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Garg, K. C., Padhi, P. (2001), A study of collaboration in laser science and technology. Scientometrics, 51(2): 415–427.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Glänzel, W., de Lange, C. (2002), A distributional approach to multinationality measures of international scientific collaboration. Scientometrics, 54(1): 75–89.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Glänzel, W., Winterhader, M. (1992), International collaboration of three east european countries with Germany in the sciences, 1980–1989. Scientometrics, 25(2): 219–227.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Glänzel, W. (2001), National characteristics in international scientific co-authorship relations. Scientometrics, 51(1): 69–115.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Glänzel, W., Schubert, A. (2003), A new classification scheme of science fields and subfields designed for scientometric evaluation purposes. Scientometrics, 56(3): 357–367.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Guo, H. (2006), Analysis of rankings and citation impact of Chinese science and technology papers in the world. Science and Technology Review, 24(6): 81–85.Google Scholar
  16. Guo, J. J., Cui, L., Zhang, H., Han, D. Y., Chen, J. (2000), Bibliometrics study of international cooperation in science and technology. Journal of the China Society for Scientific and Information Science, 19(6): 659–662.Google Scholar
  17. ISTIC (Institute of scientific and technical information of China), Annual Research Report of Chinese S&T Papers Statistics and Analysis 2004. Beijing, Scientific and Technical Documents Publishing House, 2006.Google Scholar
  18. Jin, B. H., Rousseau, R. (2007), China’s Quantitative Expansion Phase Exponential Growth but Low Impact. Retrieved March 12, 2007, http://hdl.handle.net/1942/876
  19. Katz, J. S., Martin, B. R. (1997), What is research collaboration? Research Policy, 26(1): 1–18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Katz, J. S. (2000), Scale-independent indicators and research evaluation, Science and Public Policy, 27: 23–36.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. King, D. A. (2004), The scientific impact of nations. Nature, 430: 311–316.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Kumar, S., Garg, K. C. (2005), Scientometrics of computer science research in India and China. Scientometrics, 64(2): 121–132.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Liu, Y., Chang, Q. (2001), Scientometrical measurement and evaluation on international collaboration of basic research in China. Journal of Management Sciences in China, 4(1): 64–74.Google Scholar
  24. Luukkonen, T., Persson, O., Sivertsen, G. (1992), Understanding patterns of international scientific collaboration. Science,Technology & Human Values, 17(1): 101–126CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Luukkonen, T., Tijssen, R. J. W., Persson, O., Sivertsen, G. (1993), The measurement of international scientific collaboration. Scientometrics, 28(1): 15–36CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. May, R. M. (1997), The scientific wealth of nations. Science, 275: 793–796.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. NSB (National Science Board), Science & Engineering Indicators. Arlington, VA, USA, 2006.Google Scholar
  28. Okubo, Y., Miquel, J. F., Frigoleito, L., Dore, J. C. (1992), Structure of international collaboration in science: typology of countries through multivariate techniques using a link indicator. Scientometrics, 25(2): 321–351.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Price, D. De S., Little Science, Big Science. New York: Columbia University Press. 1963.Google Scholar
  30. Schubert, A., Braun, T. (1986), Relative indicators and relational charts for comparative assessment of publication output and citation impact. Scientometrics, 9(5–6): 281–291.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Schubert, A., Braun, T. (1990), International collaboration in the sciences, 1981–1985. Scientometrics, 19(1–2): 3–10.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Wang, Y., Wu, Y. S., Pan, Y. T., Ma, Z., Rousseau, R. (2005), Scientific collaboration in China as reflected in co-authorship. Scientometrics, 62(2): 183–198.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Zhang, H. Q., Guo, H. (1997), Scientific research collaboration in China. Scientometrics, 38(2): 309–319.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Zhou, P., Leydesdorff, L. (2006), The emergence of China as a leading nation in science. Research Policy, 35(1): 83–104.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Zitt, M., Bassecoulard, E., Okubo, Y. (2000), Shadows of the past in international cooperation: collaboration profiles of the top five producers of science. Scientometrics, 47(3):627–657.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life SciencesJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China

Personalised recommendations