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ERIC Number: EJ1141813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
Evaluating the Research Quality of Education Journals in China: Implications for Increasing Global Impact in Peripheral Countries
Zhao, Juanjuan; Beckett, Gulbahar H.; Wang, Lihshing Leigh
Review of Educational Research, v87 n3 p583-618 Jun 2017
There has been a rapid growth of academic research and publishing in non-Western countries. However, academic journal articles in these peripheral countries suffer from low citation impact and limited global recognition. This critical review systematically analyzed 1,096 education research journal articles that were published in China in a 10-year span using a multistage stratified cluster and random sampling method and a validated rubric for assessing research quality. Our findings reveal that the vast majority of the articles lacked rigor, with insufficient or nonsystematic literature reviews, incomplete descriptions of research design, and inadequately grounded recommendations for translating research into practice. Acknowledging the differences in publishing cultures in the center-periphery divide, we argue that education research publications in non-Western countries should try to meet Western publishing standards in order to participate in global knowledge production and research vitality. Implications for emerging countries that strive to transform their research scholarship are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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