Authors:Show-Ling Jang, Yun-Chen Yu, and Tzu-Ya Wang
USPTO patent data covering the years 1994–2008 is used in this study to examine the citation networks of electronic-paper display technology. Our primary aim is to provide a better understanding of the ways in which emerging firms interact with, and learn from, technology diffusers. Two implications can be drawn from our analysis. Firstly, emerging firms within an emerging industry can enhance their technological capabilities through positive external learning activity. Secondly, despite the fact that technology diffusers have clear technological advantages, with the emergence of a new field, their influence within the network could potentially be decayed if they fail to remain proactive in terms of the absorption of available external knowledge.
Authors:Gao-Yong Liu, Ji-Ming Hu, and Hui-Ling Wang
The aim of this study is to map the intellectual structure of digital library (DL) field in China during the period of 2002–2011. Co-word analysis was employed to reveal the patterns of DL field in China through measuring the association strength of keywords in relevant journals. Data was collected from Chinese Journal Full-Text Database during the period of 2002–2011. And then, the co-occurrence matrix of keywords was analyzed by the methods of multivariate statistical analysis and social network analysis. The results mainly include five parts: seven clusters of keywords, a two-dimensional map, the density and centrality of clusters, a strategic diagram, and a relation network. The results show that there are some hot research topics and marginal topics in DL field in China, but the research topics are relatively decentralized compared with the international studies.
Authors:Ling Zhang, Huan Zhao, Qiushi Li, Juan Wang, and Xin Tan
An article assessment system based on both Tianjin University and nine key Chinese Universities’ academic disciplinary benchmarks
was established to evaluate researcher’s published papers. With this scientific benchmarking system, the quality of a researcher’s
papers could be easily located in a percentile scale in corresponding field within certain groups. Several factors, including
total number of papers, order of authors, impact of journals, citation count, h-index, e-index, a-index, m-quotient, etc.,
were also utilized for both quantity and quality analysis. Furthermore, the novel proposed weighted citation analysis was
introduced to judge a researcher’s contribution to his/her research outcomes. The convenient application and comprehensive
evaluation property of this assessment system was thoroughly discussed via a given example.
Authors:Ling-Li Li, Guohua Ding, Nan Feng, Ming-Huang Wang, and Yuh-Shan Ho
In this study, we aim to evaluate the global scientific production of stem cell research for the past 16 years and provide
insights into the characteristics of the stem cell research activities and identify patterns, tendencies, or regularities
that may exist in the papers. Data are based on the online version of SCI, Web of Science from 1991 to 2006. Articles referring
to stem cell were assessed by many aspects including exponential fitting the trend of publication outputs during 1991–2006,
distribution of source title, author keyword, and keyword plus analysis. Based on the exponential fitting the yearly publicans
of the last decade, it can also be calculated that, in 2,011, the number of scientific papers on the topic of stem-cell will
be twice of the number of publications in 2006. Synthetically analyzing three kinds of keywords, it can be concluded that
application of stem cell transplantation technology to human disease therapy, especially research related on “embryonic stem
cell” and “mesenchymal stem cell” is the orientation of all the stem cell research in the 21st century. This new bibliometric method can help relevant researchers realize the panorama of global stem cell research, and
establish the further research direction.