Are the contributions of China and Korea upsetting the world system of science? Scientometrics 63(3), 2005, 617-630

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105829
Title:
Are the contributions of China and Korea upsetting the world system of science? Scientometrics 63(3), 2005, 617-630
Author:
Leydesdorff, Loet; Zhou, Ping
Citation:
Are the contributions of China and Korea upsetting the world system of science? Scientometrics 63(3), 2005, 617-630 2005,
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105829
Submitted date:
2006-10-25
Abstract:
Institutions and their aggregates are not the right units of analysis for developing a science policy with cognitive goals in view. Institutions, however, can be compared in terms of their performance with reference to their previous stages. Kingâ s (2004) â The scientific impact of nationsâ has provided the data for this comparison. Evaluation of the data from this perspective along the time axis leads to completely different and hitherto overlooked conclusions: a new dynamic can be revealed which points to a group of emerging nations. These nations do not increase their contributions marginally, but their national science systems grow endogenously. In addition to publications, their citation rates keep pace with the exponential growth patterns, albeit with a delay. The center of gravity of the world system of science may be changing accordingly.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Science Technology Studies

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dc.contributor.authorLeydesdorff, Loeten_US
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Pingen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-10-25T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:35:10Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-10-25en_US
dc.identifier.citationAre the contributions of China and Korea upsetting the world system of science? Scientometrics 63(3), 2005, 617-630 2005,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105829-
dc.description.abstractInstitutions and their aggregates are not the right units of analysis for developing a science policy with cognitive goals in view. Institutions, however, can be compared in terms of their performance with reference to their previous stages. Kingâ s (2004) â The scientific impact of nationsâ has provided the data for this comparison. Evaluation of the data from this perspective along the time axis leads to completely different and hitherto overlooked conclusions: a new dynamic can be revealed which points to a group of emerging nations. These nations do not increase their contributions marginally, but their national science systems grow endogenously. In addition to publications, their citation rates keep pace with the exponential growth patterns, albeit with a delay. The center of gravity of the world system of science may be changing accordingly.en_US
dc.format.mimetypehtmen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectScience Technology Studiesen_US
dc.titleAre the contributions of China and Korea upsetting the world system of science? Scientometrics 63(3), 2005, 617-630en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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