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Comments on “a comparative analysis of scientific publications in management journals by authors from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau: 2003–2012”


  • Weishu Liu

    () (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)


After a close reading of a recent paper entitled “A comparative analysis of scientific publications in management journals by authors from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau: 2003–2012” in Scientometrics, some potential problems regarding the data and conclusion of this paper are found. Several comments are made to this paper after replicating the data collection and analysis process.

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  • Weishu Liu, 2016. "Comments on “a comparative analysis of scientific publications in management journals by authors from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau: 2003–2012”," Scientometrics, Springer;Akadémiai Kiadó, vol. 106(3), pages 1269-1272, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:scient:v:106:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s11192-015-1809-x
    DOI: 10.1007/s11192-015-1809-x

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