A choking problem of China's air pollution - Scientific publications of Air Pollution in China and Taiwan in last 20 years
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
BACKGROUND: The past 20 years have seen significant growth in role of Greater China in the international community. This same growth and international presence is occurring in the field of air pollution. However, the scientific publications in air pollution in Mainland China and Taiwan are unknown. We therefore intended to reveal the contribution of articles from Chinese authors to the field of air pollution. METHODS: We conducted a bibliometric analysis of air pollution research from 1995 to 2014. Using research articles indexed in Science Citation Index (SCI) and Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) from these 2 regions. RESULTS: From 1995 to 2014, there were 5,186 articles from Greater China, including 4,080 from Mainland China and 1,106 from Taiwan. A total of 5,186 documents were produced by more then 500 organizations. The most publishing four organizations are Chinese Academy of Sciences (n=988 , 19.8%) followed by Peking University (n=493 , 9.6%), Tsing Hua University (n=314,4.1% ), and National Taiwan University (n=284 , 5.5%). The scientific literature related to air pollution increased thirty-seven fold in China (20 papers in 1995 and 751 in 2014), seventeen fold in Taiwan (6 papers in 1995 and 105 in 2014). The citation per paper was similar for Mainland China (14.5) and Taiwan (14.3). CONCLUSION: The total number of air pollution published articles from China and Taiwan has increased notably from 1995 to 2014.
Environmental health sciences
Analyze China Air Pollution Research Productivity
Keyword(s): Air Pollution & Respiratory Health, Environmental Health
Presenting author's disclosure statement:
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an undergraduate student. This is my first time submit APHA conference. I am qualified to be an abstract author because I have learned bibliometric analysis method and applied to an important field that I am really interested in. By conducting this study, I have overviewed air pollution of China field for the past 20 years. This process inspires me lots and I plan to investigate further in the future.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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