Scientometrics

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 65–80

International scientific and technological collaboration of China from 2004 to 2008: a perspective from paper and patent analysis

  • Jia Zheng
  • Zhi-Yun Zhao
  • Xu Zhang
  • Dar-Zen Chen
  • Mu-Hsuan Huang
  • Xiao-Ping Lei
  • Ze-Yu Zhang
  • Yun-Hua Zhao
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11192-011-0529-0

Cite this article as:
Zheng, J., Zhao, ZY., Zhang, X. et al. Scientometrics (2012) 91: 65. doi:10.1007/s11192-011-0529-0

Abstract

Since China adopted Open-Up and Reformed Policy for global collaboration, China’s science and technology have experienced an astounding growth. Papers and patents encompass valuable scientific and technological (S&T) information and collaborative efforts. This article studies China’s international S&T collaboration from the perspective of paper and patent analysis. The results show that China’s total papers and patents have continuously increased from 2004 to 2008, the papers and patents resulting from China’s international collaboration also present a steady growth. However, there is a decline in the share of international collaboration papers and patents with a certain range due to the rapid independent R&D. China’s international scientific collaboration (ISC) is broadly distributed over many countries, the USA being the most important ISC partners. China’s international technological collaboration (ITC) is mainly carried out with USA and Taiwan, and Taiwan has been the most significant ITC partner of when taking countries’ patent output into account. Besides, ISC shows a continuous raise of Chinese papers’ citation. Even the countries with a small amount of papers and ISC with China, exert a positive influence on the impact of citation of Chinese papers as well. However, ITC does not always play an active role in the improvement of citation impact of Chinese patents.

Keywords

International scientific and technological collaboration Paper Patent 

Mathematics Subject Classifications (2000).

62-07 

JEL Classifications

O30 

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia Zheng
    • 1
  • Zhi-Yun Zhao
    • 1
  • Xu Zhang
    • 1
  • Dar-Zen Chen
    • 2
  • Mu-Hsuan Huang
    • 3
  • Xiao-Ping Lei
    • 1
  • Ze-Yu Zhang
    • 1
  • Yun-Hua Zhao
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Strategic Science and Technology IssuesInstitute of Scientific and Technical Information of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Industrial EngineeringNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan (ROC)
  3. 3.Department of Library and Information ScienceNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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