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The Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) is a
bibliographic database A bibliographic database is a database of bibliographic records, an organized digital collection of references to published literature, including journal and newspaper articles, conference proceedings, reports, government and legal publications, pa ...
and
citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index, an index of citations between publications, allowing the user to easily establish which later documents cite which earlier documents. A form of citation index is first found in 12th-century Hebrew r ...
managed by
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in partnership with the
Chinese Academy of Sciences Chinese can refer to: * Something related to China * Chinese people, people of Chinese nationality, citizenship, or ethnicity **''Zhonghua minzu'', the supra-ethnic Chinese nationality ** Han Chinese, the majority ethnic group in Mainland China, ...
. Created in 1989, it is the first non-English database available within
Web of Science Web of Science (previously known as Web of Knowledge) is a website that provides subscription-based access to multiple databases that provide comprehensive citation data for many different academic disciplines. It was originally produced by the In ...
. The CSCD contains journals in the topics of natural science, engineering technology, medicine, and additional technology and science areas. The database has almost 17 million citations and indexes 300,000 articles published between 1998 and the current time from thousands of journals. Its network version was created in 2002 and allows users to inquiries through two methods: "source literature and citation search".. It stores 1,200 China-based academic publications which in aggregate have 2million entries. According to Jingfeng Xia, CSCD is "the earliest database in China" and "is widely recognized as one of the best databases for Chinese scientific literature". In a 2005 article in the ''
Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology The ''Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology'' (JASIST) is a peer-reviewed academic journal of information science published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Association for Information Science and Technology. Occasi ...
'', Loet Leydesdorff and Jin Bihui found that CSCD is "integrated by a maze of university-based journals". They continued, "In summary, one could say that the Chinese Science Citation Database exhibits the characteristics of transdisciplinary integration in the production of scientific knowledge more than its Western counterparts. In addition to intellectual organization a layer of institutional integration provides a focus on the priorities of the economy and the state that is absent in the international database."


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Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI, Chinese: 中文社会科学引文索引) is an interdisciplinary citation index program in China. It was developed by Nanjing University of China Academy of Social Sciences Research Evaluation Center a ...


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CSCD Web of Sciences
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