Enter the dragon: China and global academic publishing

Hyland, Ken (2023) Enter the dragon: China and global academic publishing. Learned Publishing. ISSN 0953-1513

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One of the most dramatic changes in global publishing in the last decade has been the emergence of China. China now has more researchers than the United States, outspends the US and European Union in research and development and publishes more scientific papers each year than any other nation in the world. The quality of these papers is also increasing with more appearing in top ranked journals and gaining more citations overall. Despite this growing success, the significant financial and career rewards which accrue to authors en-courage the immediacy and quantity of publishing, fostering a machinery of paper mills, fake review and other dubious practices giving China an unenviable reputation for research misconduct. Given the impact of this flood of submissions on editors, publishers and non-Chinese authors seeking to publish in the same journals, as well as the effect on Chinese scholars and local Chinese journals, it is worth considering the reasons and outcomes of these changes an where they might be leading. In this paper I explore the rise of Chinese scholarship, its influence on global publishing and on Chinese scholars, and how the Chinese government is responding to its new role in global academic publishing.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2023 15:30
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2023 10:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/91731
DOI: 10.1002/leap.1545

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