Xianwen Wang

Xianwen Wang
Dalian University of Technology | DUT · WISE Lab

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December 2016 - January 2017
Dalian University of Technology
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  • Professor (Full)
December 2009 - present
Dalian University of Technology
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (69)
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In this research, we propose a method to trace scientists' research trends realtimely. By monitoring the downloads of scientific articles in the journal of Scientometrics for 744 hours, namely one month, we investigate the download statistics. Then we aggregate the keywords in these downloaded research papers, and analyze the trends of article down...
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A novel method is proposed to monitor and record scientists' working timetable. We record the downloads information of scientific papers real-timely from Springer round the clock, and try to explore scientists' working habits. As our observation demonstrates, many scientists are still engaged in their research after working hours every day. Many of...
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In this study, we compare the difference in the impact between open access (OA) and non-open access (non-OA) articles. 1761 Nature Communications articles published from 1 January 2012 to 31 August 2013 are selected as our research objects, including 587 OA articles and 1174 non-OA articles. Citation data and daily updated article-level metrics dat...
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Scholarly articles are discussed and shared on social media, which generates altmetrics. On the opposite side, what is the impact of social media on the dissemination of scholarly articles and how to measure it? What are the visiting patterns? Investigating these issues, the purpose of this study is to seek a solution to fill the research gap, spec...
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Purpose/Significance] In the context of open access movement and epidemic situation , preprint publishing has been widely concerned and applied in the scientific community. Exploring the diffusion trend of preprint publishing among countries and institutions is of great significance for the construction of preprint platform and the improvement of a...
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Peer review plays an essential role in the scholarly publishing life cycle. Using the verified peer review records of reviewers who use the Publons, we employed review length as a potential indicator of the effort researchers spend on peer review. We then examined the associations between various factors and review length. Special focus was placed...
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Duplicate tweeting is a kind of behavior that a user posts the same or substantially similar original tweets to one or several topics multiple times in a row, which is commonly used to boost social media exposure to online information. However, how this behavior boosts social media exposure to online information, especially to scientific publicatio...
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A question often asked by authors is how long would it take for the peer review process. Peer review duration has been concerned much by authors and attracted much attention in academia these years. Existing research on this field focuses primarily on a single quantitative dimension. Seldom studies considered that peer review duration is closely re...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to reveal a symbol – “however” that authors are very interested in, but few research studies pay attention to the existing literature. The authors aim to further insight its function. Design/methodology/approach In this research, the authors selected 3,329 valid comments on articles published in the British Med...
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Scholarly journals are increasingly using social media to share their latest research publications and communicate with their readers. Having a presence on social media gives journals a platform to raise their profile and promote their content. This study compares the number of clicks received when journals provide two types of links to subscriptio...
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In this paper, we study the consistency of impact of preprints and their journal versions, with the impact being measured using altmetrics and bibliometric indicators. We found that, compared with preprints that have not been published in journals, preprints subsequently published in journals performed better in altmetrics statistically, which acco...
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Scholarly journals are increasingly using social media to share their latest research publications and communicate with their readers. Having a presence on social media gives journals a platform to raise their profile and promote their content. This study compares the number of clicks received when journals provide two types of links to subscriptio...
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In this study, we compare the article impact in terms of article usage between open access (OA) and non-open access (Non-OA) articles from both the temporal and spatial perspectives. Articles published in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) were selected as our research objects. Daily article metric data have been tracked and collected from...
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To provide some context for the potential engagement behavior of Twitter users around science, this article investigates how Bitly short links to scientific publications embedded in scholarly Twitter mentions are clicked on Twitter. Based on the click metrics of over 1.1 million Bitly short links referring to Web of Science (WoS) publications, our...
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Public funding is believed to play an important role in the development of science and technology. However, whether public funding and, in particular, competitive funding from public agencies actually helps to increase scientific output (i.e. publications) remains a matter of debate. By analysing a dataset of co-publications between China and the E...
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Collaboration among inventors is very important in patenting an invention. Inventors collaborate based on their professional knowledge and experience. Because of the non-disclosure nature of the invention process, it is difficult to test the factors influencing collaboration between inventors, e.g., gender bias. In this study, employing the US Pate...
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China's traditional automobile industry lags behind that of the developed countries, but the development of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) is an opportunity to catch up with the global automobile industry. In China, there has been a widespread attempt to “overtake on the curve” by developing cleaner technology for NEVs. To help with this transition, th...
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Sufficient data presence is one of the key preconditions for applying metrics in practice. Based on both Altmetric.com data and Mendeley data collected up to 2019, this paper presents a state-of-the-art analysis of the presence of 12 kinds of altmetric events for nearly 12.3 million Web of Science publications published between 2012 and 2018. Resul...
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Sufficient data presence is one of the key preconditions for applying metrics in practice. Based on both Altmetric.com data and Mendeley data collected up to 2019, this paper presents a state-of-the-art analysis of the presence of 12 kinds of altmetric events for nearly 12.3 million Web of Science publications published between 2012 and 2018. Resul...
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Most previous studies on research collaboration focus on only one particular indicator or several specific countries. The intention of this work is to examine and compare research collaborations performances in the 41 most productive countries or regions. To this end, we use indicators stemming from authorship datasets from Web of Science an InCite...
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In this study, we aim to explore the social media diffusing mechanism of highly retweeted scholarly articles. Employing the altmetric.com dataset, we examine the tweets of highly retweeted research articles. We detected the obvious burst phenomenon in the social media diffusion of highly retweeted articles. The burst accumulates rapidly, but the re...
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Gender bias exists not only throughout society but also in inventing. In this study, we identify the gender of 15,752,108 inventor in USPTO to analyze gender bias in invent. There are 3,525,055 invent teams led by male inventors (who are named first on the patent), and 435,341 invent teams led by female inventors. Even through the invent teams led...
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Peer review plays an essential role in the scholarly publishing life cycle. Using the verified peer review records of researchers on Publons, this study investigated how this scientific endeavor was distributed throughout the world. In addition, we took an initial step toward understanding the length of reviews as a potential indicator of time and...
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InCites Essential Science Indicators is becoming increasingly used to identify top-performing research and evaluate the impact of institutes. Unfortunately, our study shows that ESI indicators, as well as other normalized citation indicators, have the following flaws. First, the publication month and the online-to-print delay affect a paper's proba...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the evolution of Gold open access (OA) rates in different countries and disciplines, as well as explore the influencing factors. Design/methodology/approach In this study, employing the OA filter option of Web of Science (WoS), the authors perform a large-scale evaluation of the OA state of count...
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Web-scale discovery service is one of the primary trends in academic libraries. In this research, using referral data, we explore the main referring domains of DOIs, and evaluate the impact of web-scale discovery services on scholarly content seeking. The results show that web-scale discovery services play an important role in directing users to sc...
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In science, technology and innovation, the consequences of Britain’s exit (Brexit) for both Britain and the Europe Union (EU) are still uncertain. However, there is no doubt that in the years to come, the UK will need to re-calibrate its scientific collaborations with other EU countries. In this research, we aim to identify which EU countries would...
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In this study, we analyze the dual network of scholars' co‐authorship and online friendship. We conduct comparisons of these two networks in the field of scientometrics. Using co‐authorship data of publications and following data on ResearchGate, we extract the co‐authorship network and online friendship network, respectively. The results reveal se...
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In order to better understand the effect of social media in the dissemination of scholarly articles, employing the daily updated referral data of 110 PeerJ articles collected over a period of 345 days, we analyze the relationship between social media attention and article visitors directed by social media. Our results show that social media presenc...
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Collaborations between China and the European Union (EU) member states involve not only connections between China and individual countries, but also interactions between the different EU member states, the latter of which is due also to the influence exerted by the EU’s integration strategy. The complex linkages between China and the EU28, as well...
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Purpose This study aims to analyze the geographical distribution of global research activities and to investigate the knowledge diffusion embodied in scientific papers. Design/methodology/approach The geographical summary of the visits of Frontiers articles displays the number of visits and categorizes where the visitors come from. This study us...
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In the past decade, collaborations between China and the European Union (EU) have been rapidly expanding. Hitherto, however, little research has been carried out to assess the implementation and impacts of such collaborations. This article presents an in-depth analysis of the scientific collaborations between China and the EU28, focusing on the maj...
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A bibliometric analysis is conducted to study the history and status of rice research from 1985 to 2014. We find that the number of publications has grown rapidly over the past 30 years, especially in Asia. However, the gap of research output quality between Asian countries/regions and USA is obvious. The keywords co-occurrence analysis shows that...
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China's scientific output has risen precipitously over the past decade; it is now the world’s second largest producer of scientific papers, behind only the United States. The quality of China’s research is also on the rise (Van Noorden, 2016). But tThe online visibility and impact of China’s research are also important issues worth exploring. In th...
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China has achieved remarkable growth in science and technology production. But different academic disciplines vary greatly in size and performance. In this paper, the performance of each China’s academic discipline was measured by counting its scientific outputs in national and international literature databases: CNKI and WOS. The results show that...
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In this study, following the idea of our previous paper (Wang, et al., 2013a), we improve the method to detect and track hot topics in a specific field by using the real-time article usage data. With the "usage count" data provided by Web of Science, we take the field of computational neuroscience as an example to make analysis. About 10 thousand a...
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Usage data of scholarly articles provide a direct way to explore the usage preferences of users. Using the “Usage Count” provided by the Web of Science platform, we collect and analyze the usage data of five journals in the field of Information Science and Library Science, to investigate the usage patterns of scholarly articles on Web of Science. O...
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Editors play a critical role in the peer review system. How do editorial behaviors affect the performance of peer review? No quantitative model to date allows us to measure the influence of editorial behaviors on different peer review stages such as, manuscript distribution and final decision making. Here, we propose an agent-based model in which t...
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In this study, we propose a novel way to explore the patterns of people's visits to academic articles. About 3.4 million links to referral source of visitors of 1432 papers published in the journal of PeerJ are collected and analyzed. We find that at least 57% visits are from external referral sources, among which General Search Engine, Social Netw...
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The concept of Mapping Knowledge Domains and the CiteSpace ( an information visualization tool) have been got a lot of attention quickly since they are introduced in domestic academia,the relevant literature spring up like mushroom in a variety of domestic academic journals in Information Science,Science of Science and Management. But we find the k...
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It is time to make changes to the current research evaluation system, which is built on the journal selection. In this study, we propose the idea of continuous, dynamic and comprehensive article-level-evaluation based on article-level-metrics. Different kinds of metrics are integrated into a comprehensive indicator, which could quantify both the ac...
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It is estimated that over 3.6 billion passengers are travelling during the Chinese Spring Festival travel season. They leave their working cities and return their hometowns to enjoy annual family time, and back to cities after the holiday. In this study, with the massive location-based data collected from millions of smartphone users, we propose a...
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Paper featured on the cover of a journal has more visibility in an issue compared with other ordinary articles for both printed and electronic journal. Does this kind of visibility guarantee more attention and greater impact of its associated content than the non-cover papers? In this research, usage and citation data of 60 issues of PLOS Biology f...
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Scholarly and social impacts of scientific publications could be measured by various metrics. In this study, the relationship between various metrics of 63,805 PLOS research articles are studied. Generally, article views correlate well with citation, however, different types of article view have different levels of correlation with citation, when p...
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This study aims at exploring whether significant inventions are more technologically diversified or have more diverse applications, investigating whether there are any innovation laws existing in R&D activities. Based on technology co-classification analysis, we select patent dataset meets the specific standard from the worldwide patent database na...
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How does the published scientific literature used by scientific community? Many previous studies make analysis on the static usage data. In this research, we propose the concept of dynamic usage data. Based on the platform of realtime.springer.com, we have been monitoring and recording the dynamic usage data of Scientometrics articles round the clo...
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Exploring and measuring technology-relatedness and its collateral technology divergence and convergence, would have far-reaching theoretical significance and academic value on the chain mode of technology development, and also on the mastery of the laws for technology evolution and progress. Taking the patentometric analysis of solar energy technol...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze the network structure of technology in and between different fields, as well as the evolution of their relations. Design/methodology/approach – Using the patent data in Derwent Innovation Index (DII) from 1991 to 2010, this paper analyzes the co-classification of Derwent Manual Code (DMC) of patent...
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To identify cluster of societies and cultures is not easy in subject to the availability of data. In this study, we propose a novel method to cluster Chinese regional cultures. Using geotagged online-gaming data of Chinese internet users playing online card and board games with regional features, 336 Chinese cities are grouped into 17 clusters. The...
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To identify cluster of societies is not easy in subject to the availability of data. In this study, from the prospective of computational social science, we propose a novel method to cluster Chinese regional cultures. Using millions of geotagged online-gaming data of Chinese internet users playing online card and board games with regional features,...
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In our previous study (Wang et al., 2012), we analyzed scientists’ working timetable of 3 countries, using realtime downloading data of scientific literatures. In this paper, we make a through analysis about global scientists’ working habits. Top 30 countries/territories from Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, Latin America and Africa are sele...
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In order to investigate the dynamics and the new trends of scientific collaboration in Scientometrics, we use bibliographic data of articles published in the journal of Scientometrics during 4 investigated periods of 1978-1986 (Period I), 1987-1995 (Period II), 1996-2004 (Period III) and 2005-2011 (Period IV), and integrate social network analysis...
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In this research, through the complete investigation of 100 American national universities. A list of 3,776 Chinese-American faculties are collected. Analysis is made from five aspects, including regional statistics, institution statistics, gender statistics, position statistics, and discipline statistics. New York, California and Pennsylvania have...
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In this study, we analyze the dynamic usage history of Nature publications over time using Nature metrics data. We conduct analysis from two perspectives. On the one hand, we examine how long it takes before the articles' downloads reach 50%/80% of the total; on the other hand, we compare the percentage of total downloads in 7 days, 30 days, and 10...
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In this study, we report findings about patterns of the Nature metrics page views over time. Using the page views data of papers published on Nature, we calculate from two perspectives. The first one is the time before their page views reach 50%/80% of the total, and the second one is the percentage of total page views in 7 days, 30 days, and 100 d...
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Using bibliometric methods, we investigate China’s international scientific collaboration from three levels of collaborating countries, institutions and individuals. We design a database in SQL Server, and make analysis of Chinese SCI papers based on the corresponding author field. We find that China’s international scientific collaboration is focu...
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In this paper, we use bibliometric methods and social network analysis to analyze the pattern of China–US scientific collaboration on individual level in nanotechnology. Results show that Chinese–American scientists have been playing an important role in China–US scientific collaboration. We find that China–US collaboration in nanotechnology mainly...
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This study reports research on analyzing the impact of government funding on research output. 500,807 SCI papers published in 2009 in 10 countries are collected and analyzed. The results show that, in China, 70.34% of SCI papers are supported by some research funding, among which 89.57% are supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China...
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The paper analyzes the applicability of Weibull Density Distribution and Kernel Density Estimation in research of scientific productivity and collaboration group size. The datasets from five categories were retrieved and downloaded from ISI, and they are used to verify Kernel Density Estimation curve fits well with the Weibull Density Distribution...
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This paper provides an overview of the progression of technology structure based on patent co-citation networks. Methods of patent bibliometrics, social network analysis and information visualization are employed to analyze patents of Fortune 500 companies indexed in Derwent Innovations Index, the largest patent database in the world. Based on the...