Publication bubble threatens China’s scientific advance

September 26, 2011

September 26 2011. (Nanowerk News) As China's economy has soared to the second place in the world, the country's scientific strength has also surged -- if only measured by the numbers.
Chinese researchers published more than 1.2 million papers from 2006 to 2010 -- second only to the United States but well ahead of Britain, Germany and Japan, according to data recently published by Elsevier, a leading international scientific publisher and data provider. This figure represents a 14 percent increase over the period from 2005 to 2009.

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