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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2013, Vol. 29 Issue (10): 43-52    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2013.10.08
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Regional Tendencies of Research Collaboration of Social Sciences in China——Analysis Based on Papers of Economic Journals
Su Jinyan
Centre for Documentation and Information, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing 100732, China
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Abstract  On the basis of the measured frequency distribution of China's inter-regional co-authored papers covered by 10 years' data of 150 economic journals in CNKI database, this paper shows the pattern of China's Inter-Regional Research Collaboration(IRRC) by using statistical softwares, such as SPSS and GeoDa. The results fall into three groups. Firstly, regional scientific productivity affects the collaborative preference. Secondly, geographic distance is an important factor determining the pattern of IRRC. Thirdly, regional collaboration strength increases as the regional productivity increases, and as the distance between two regions decreases.
Key wordsResearch collaboration      Regional tendency      Scientific productivity      Geographic distance     
Received: 08 July 2013      Published: 04 November 2013
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Su Jinyan. Regional Tendencies of Research Collaboration of Social Sciences in China——Analysis Based on Papers of Economic Journals. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2013, 29(10): 43-52.

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