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Scholarly Communication at the Crossroads in China by Jingfeng Xia

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Chapter 2

Creation and Dissemination

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Abstract

Both achievements and challenges in scholarly creation and publishing are covered in this chapter. The highlights include scholarly misconduct in present practices with an analysis of unethical cases of various forms. The chapter attempts to pinpoint the behaviors of Chinese researchers and how they have been reshaped by economic, political, and cultural reforms in the past decades since the late 1970s.

Keywords

Publishing market; Plagiarism; R&D investment; Distribution systems

The discussion of scholarly communication in China would not be complete without a succinct introduction of the history of printing technology, primarily because China is the pioneer in the area that made it possible ...

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