Measuring recent research performance for Chinese universities using bibliometric methods

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/566129
Title:
Measuring recent research performance for Chinese universities using bibliometric methods
Authors:
Zhu, Jia; Hassan, Saeed-Ul; Mirza, Hamid Turab; Xie, Qing ( 0000-0003-4530-588X )
Abstract:
This paper focuses on measuring the academic research performance of Chinese universities by using Scopus database from 2007 to 2010. We have provided meaningful indicators to measure the research performance of Chinese universities as compared to world class universities of the US and the European region. Using these indicators, we first measure the quantity and quality of the research outcomes of the universities and then examine the internationalization of research by using international collaborations, international citations and international impact metrics. Using all of this data, we finally present an overall score called research performance point to measure the comprehensive research strength of the universities for the selected subject categories. The comparison identifies the gap between Chinese universities and top-tier universities from selected regions across various subject areas. We find that Chinese universities are doing well in terms of publication volume but receive less citations from their published work. We also find that the Chinese universities have relative low percentage of publications at high impact venues, which may be the reason that they are not receiving more citations. Therefore, a careful selection of publication venues may help the Chinese universities to compete with world class universities and increase their research internationalization. © 2014 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Journal:
Scientometrics
Issue Date:
29-Jul-2014
DOI:
10.1007/s11192-014-1389-1
Type:
Article
ISSN:
01389130
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZhu, Jiaen
dc.contributor.authorHassan, Saeed-Ulen
dc.contributor.authorMirza, Hamid Turaben
dc.contributor.authorXie, Qingen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-12T09:29:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-12T09:29:26Zen
dc.date.issued2014-07-29en
dc.identifier.issn01389130en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11192-014-1389-1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/566129en
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on measuring the academic research performance of Chinese universities by using Scopus database from 2007 to 2010. We have provided meaningful indicators to measure the research performance of Chinese universities as compared to world class universities of the US and the European region. Using these indicators, we first measure the quantity and quality of the research outcomes of the universities and then examine the internationalization of research by using international collaborations, international citations and international impact metrics. Using all of this data, we finally present an overall score called research performance point to measure the comprehensive research strength of the universities for the selected subject categories. The comparison identifies the gap between Chinese universities and top-tier universities from selected regions across various subject areas. We find that Chinese universities are doing well in terms of publication volume but receive less citations from their published work. We also find that the Chinese universities have relative low percentage of publications at high impact venues, which may be the reason that they are not receiving more citations. Therefore, a careful selection of publication venues may help the Chinese universities to compete with world class universities and increase their research internationalization. © 2014 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.en
dc.publisherSpringer Science + Business Mediaen
dc.subjectBibliometricen
dc.subjectChinese universitiesen
dc.subjectResearch performanceen
dc.titleMeasuring recent research performance for Chinese universities using bibliometric methodsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalScientometricsen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Computer Science, South China Normal University, Guangzhou, Chinaen
dc.contributor.institutionInformation Technology University- Punjab, Lahore, Pakistanen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Punjab 54700, Pakistanen
kaust.authorXie, Qingen
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