Research on the Cooperative Behavior of Academic Papers Published by Chinese Educational Scholars Based on Complex Networks

Bichu Li, Ziliang Zhang

Abstract


Research on mutual cooperation among scholars or research institutions has become more and more common. The
purpose of this paper is to explore the current status of cooperation between scholars and research institutions in the
field of Chinese education. In this paper, we use the method of the complex network to analyze the cooperative
behavior of academic papers published by Chinese educational scholars by collecting academic papers on education
leadership, education policy, quality education, and vocational education. Our conclusions show that most of the
academic papers published by Chinese educational scholars are non-cooperative. In the authors of the co-authored
papers, there is a significant "Matthew effect", that is, some key scholars in these fields that link the collaborators.
Lastly, there is no obvious aggregation effect between the authors of the co-authored papers which indicating a
widespread and extensive connection between the collaborators. The above conclusions provide valuable insights
into our understanding of the cooperative behavior of Chinese education scholars.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v9n1p118

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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