International Society for Scientometrics and informetrics
ISSI Newsletter issue:13 pages:7-9
With the fast development of its economy, China plays an
increasingly important role in the world. China's performance in science is also impressive. The exponential growth of Chinese scientific publications provides evidence. However, statistical results about China's world share of scientific publications provided by different institutions and researchers have been in disagreement. With the data for 2007 being now available, we provide an update on this issue and conclude that China has become the second largest producer of scientific publications since 2006.