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Development, significance and background information about the “Chinese Book Citation Index” (CBkCI) demonstration database

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Abstract

Writing academic books is one of the core expressions of academic research. In the process of writing, the author cites many types of publications such as journals, journal articles, reports, web sources and books. Collecting and analyzing these citations in selected academic books, leads to the creation of book citation indexes. Based on this concept and design, the Chinese book citation index (CBkCI) is produced. The value of the CBkCI lies not only in filling the domestic vacuum in book citation, but also in promoting the quality of academic book publishing, and in contributing to a better library collection development. More importantly it helps to lay a solid foundation in the area of academic evaluation.

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Acknowledgments

The author thanks the following members of his research group: Yuan Peiguo, Wu Xiangdong, Zheng Dejun, Yuan Xilin, Wang Lanjing and Zhou Pei. He further thanks Ronald Rousseau for helpful discussions and linguistic corrections. Anonymous reviewers are thanked for many suggestions to clarify the contents of this submission. The author also thanks for support through the National Social Science Foundation grant no. 04&ZD031; and The Ministry of Education of humanities and social science research project (Research integrity and construction of style of study), grant no. 11DXF001.

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Ye, J. Development, significance and background information about the “Chinese Book Citation Index” (CBkCI) demonstration database. Scientometrics 98, 557–564 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-013-1092-7

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Keywords

  • Chinese academic books
  • Citation database
  • Citation index
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Academic collection publications
  • CBkCI