B – Asian science and technology journals

Jang H, Kim H. Research output of science, technology and bioscience publications in Asia. Science Editing 2014;1(2):62-70
(doi: 10.6087/kcse.2014.1.62)

This paper aims to examine science and technology journals in Asia and to find ways to enhance the visibility and frequency of citation of articles. The research output of twelve countries in science and engineering over the last five years is studied, using the Scopus database. Approximately 90% of science papers come from four countries: China, Japan, India, and Korea. The authors find that a predominant number of research papers produced in developing Asian countries are in technology, and that most papers appear to have lower citation rates and are often devaluated.