Analyzing china’s research collaboration with the united states in high-impact and high-technology research

Yongjun Zhu, Donghun Kim, Erjia Yan, Meen Chul Kim, Guanqiu Qi

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Abstract

This study investigates China’s international research collaboration with the United States through a bibliometric analysis of coauthorship over time using historical research publication data. We investigate from three perspectives: overall, high-impact, and high-technology research collaborations using data from Web of Science (WoS), Nature Index, and Technology Alert List maintained by the U.S. Department of State. The results show that the United States is China’s largest research collaborator and that in all three aspects, China and the United States are each other’s primary collaborators much of the time. From China’s perspective, we have found weakening collaboration with the United States over the past 2 years. In terms of high-impact research collaboration, China has historically shared a higher percentage of its research with the United States than vice versa. In terms of high-technology research, the situation is reversed, with the United States sharing more. The percentage of the United States’ high-technology research shared with China has been continuously increasing over the past 10 years, while in China the percentage has been relatively stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-375
Number of pages13
JournalQuantitative Science Studies
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr 8

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Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the ICT Creative Consilience program (IITP-2020-0-01821) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Yongjun Zhu, Donghun Kim, Erjia Yan, Meen Chul Kim, and Guanqiu Qi. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Analysis
  • Numerical Analysis
  • Cultural Studies

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