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ERIC Number: EJ885984
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Examining Scholarship in China's Academe: An Exploratory Study
Tam, Kai Yung Brian; Chen, Mingxin Luke
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v60 n1 p69-84 Jul 2010
We selected five Chinese university-based journals and five Western university-based journals to examine the extent of contributions by editorial board members and faculty from the universities in which the journals are published over a 6-year period from 2001 to 2006. A disproportionate contribution of faculty papers was from editorial board members in the Chinese university-based journals and faculty in the universities the journals are affiliated to. We speculate that this could be attributed to various reasons, including issues of protectionism, academic accountability, and the social capital of "guanxi" in the specific context of China. We suggest that editorial review boards of university-based journals in China may need to re-examine professional roles, responsibilities and ethics that may require new thinking on scholarship in higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China