Title
An introduction to the barycentre method with an application to China's mean centre of publication An introduction to the barycentre method with an application to China's mean centre of publication
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Copenhagen ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Libri : international journal of libraries and information services. - Copenhagen, 1950, currens
Volume/pages
51(2001) :4 , p. 225-233
ISSN
0024-2667
1865-8423
ISI
000173209700004
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We explain the barycentre method and show how to apply it in a practical situation. A country's mean centre of publication, or publication barycentre, is defined and its evolution is studied in the case of China's centre of publication. Data for this application are taken from the Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD). It is shown that China's publication barycentre slowly moves to the south and that it approaches the population barycentre. Tentative explanations for this southward movement, based on economic and educational considerations, are given. It is observed that inequality in publication between administrative units (regions) decreases slowly.
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