Title: International collaborative patterns in China's nanotechnology publications

Authors: Xuanting Ye; Yun Liu; Alan L. Porter

Addresses: School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081, China. ' School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, 100081, China. ' School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0345, USA

Abstract: Nanotechnology research has emerged as a monumental scientific endeavour worldwide. Over the past decade, China's nanotechnology publication activity has grown exponentially at an annual rate of about 20%. International collaboration plays a major role in this Chinese research advance. This paper explores these nanotechnology collaboration patterns and collaborators' performance through bibliometric and text mining analyses to draw policy implications for promoting further research.

Keywords: nanotechnology; collaborative patterns; international collaboration; bibliometrics; China; technical journals; scientific publications; publishing; R&D; research and development; collaborators; collaborator performance; bibliometric analysis; text mining; policy implications; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2012.047246

International Journal of Technology Management, 2012 Vol.59 No.3/4, pp.255 - 272

Available online: 08 Jun 2012 *

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