Korean journals in the Science Citation Index

Loet Leydesdorff loet at LEYDESDORFF.NET
Thu Jul 5 13:49:20 EDT 2007


 <http://www.leydesdorff.net/KoreanSCI/index.htm> Korean journals in the
Science Citation Index: 

 <http://www.leydesdorff.net/KoreanSCI/index.htm> What do they reveal about
the intellectual structure of S&T in Korea?

Scientometrics (forthcoming)

click here for  <http://www.leydesdorff.net/KoreanSCI/KoreanSCI.pdf> pdf


During the last decade, we have witnessed a sustained growth of South
Korea's research output in terms of the world share of publications in the
Science Citation Index database. However, Korea's citation performance is
not yet as competitive as publication performance. In this study, the
authors examine the intellectual structure of Korean S&T field based on
social network analysis of journal-journal citation data using the ten
Korean SCI journals as seed journals. The results reveal that Korean SCI
journals function more like publication places, neither research channels
nor information sources among national scientists. Thus, these journals may
provide Korean scholars with access to international scientific communities
by facilitating the respective entry barriers. However, there are no
citation relations based on their Korean background. Furthermore, we intend
to draw some policy implications which may be helpful to increase Korea's
research potential.

Han Woo PARK

Dept of Communication & Information, YeungNam University

214-1, Dae-dong, Gyeongsan-si,Gyeongsangbuk-do, 

South Korea, Zip Code 712-749

 <http://www.hanpark.net/> http://www.hanpark.net;
<mailto:parkhanwoo at hotmail.com> parkhanwoo at hotmail.com


Loet Leydesdorff 
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR), 
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam. 
Tel.: +31-20- 525 6598; fax: +31-20- 525 3681 
 <mailto:loet at leydesdorff.net> loet at leydesdorff.net ;
<http://www.leydesdorff.net/> http://www.leydesdorff.net/ 

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