Contributions of chinese authors in PLOS ONE
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
New York, N.Y. :Wiley
Documentation and information
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. - New York, N.Y., 2014, currens
, p. 543-549
University of Antwerp
Beginning with a short review of Public Library of Science (PLOS) journals, we focus on PLOS ONE and more specifically the contributions of Chinese authors to this journal. It is shown that their contribution is growing exponentially. In 2013 almost one fifth of all publications in this journal had at least one Chinese author. The average number of citations per publication is approximately the same for articles with a Chinese author and for articles without any Chinese coauthor. Using the odds-ratio, we could not find arguments that Chinese authors in PLOS ONE excessively cite other Chinese contributions.