How China winds up the counter of scientific publications

    A few months ago a wonderful schedule was published on Habré , according to which China came out on top in the world in the number of scientific workers and in second place in the world in the number of scientific publications, second only to the United States. It turns out that China is a world leader in science, along with the United States? To put it mildly, not everyone agrees with this conclusion.

    The other day, AP published a large article on how popular plagiarism is in the Chinese scientific community. In them this phenomenon has acquired a truly massive character. It comes to the point that the Chinese people completely reprint and pass off as their scientific work, which some imprudent foreign scientist gave them to read before publication.

    Apparently, this is due to the huge amount of money that the state is currently investing in science, literally handing out grants to the right and left (this year, spending on science increased by 8% to $ 24 billion).

    Russian experts also list several deceptive ways in which the Chinese authorities “wind up” the counter of scientific publications. For example, they invite foreign scholars of Chinese descent home for the summer holidays to pass their publications as Chinese.

    “The Chinese are cunning - they did not return anyone, they really pay their scientists a lot of money, there is the so-called scientists for a million yuan, but they pay them to have these scientists come for one month and two days in the summer. - says Yuri Amosov, supervisor of the Innovation Institute at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. - Do you understand why for one month and two days? Because then it turns out three months. The month of arrival and month of departure are considered for the whole month. And if it’s three months, then according to the rules of citation, any article by this scientist can be written on a joint project with a home university. And there was this article by Dr. Joo Shi from Harvard University, and this article will be - Dr. Joo Shi from Harvard University and Peking University. And the citation rating of Chinese universities and the number of scientific papers whistled up. “And I learned about this from the scandal that was raised by the vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.”

    “Scientific fraud, negligence and ethical violations are commonplace in China,” said Professor Rao Yi, Dean of the School of Natural Sciences at Peking University. - This is a big problem".

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