Scientometrics

, Volume 95, Issue 3, pp 885–894 | Cite as

International scientific collaboration of China: collaborating countries, institutions and individuals

  • Xianwen Wang
  • Shenmeng Xu
  • Zhi Wang
  • Lian Peng
  • Chuanli Wang
Article

Abstract

Using bibliometric methods, we investigate China’s international scientific collaboration from three levels of collaborating countries, institutions and individuals. We design a database in SQL Server, and make analysis of Chinese SCI papers based on the corresponding author field. We find that China’s international scientific collaboration is focused on a handful of countries. Nearly 95 % international co-authored papers are collaborated with only 20 countries, among which the USA account for more than 40 % of all. Results also show that Chinese lineage in the international co-authorship is obvious, which means Chinese immigrant scientists are playing an important role in China’s international scientific collaboration, especially in English-speaking countries.

Keywords

SCI Scientific collaboration Bibliometric Chinese immigrant Chinese lineage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xianwen Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shenmeng Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhi Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lian Peng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Chuanli Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.WISE Lab, Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.School of Public Administration and LawDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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