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Ten Most Prolific Chinese Institutions in Social Sciences, 1999-2009

Of Chinese institutions whose researchers published papers in Clarivate Analytics-indexed journals in the Social Sciences (as defined by the Web of Science® Social Sciences Citation Index database) between 1999 and 2009, those below represent the 10 institutions contributing the highest percent of China's output (18,363 papers total) in this field.

Some of the topics covered in the 2,863 papers published in part by the Chinese University of Hong Kong include designing cross-cultural research, international variation in the incidence of hip fractures, eating disorders among high school females in China, academic self-concept in Hong Kong schools, and ownership and control in corporations.

The University of Hong Kong's highly cited papers cover such diverse topics as multicultural minds, suicide prevention strategies, information technology acceptance studies, functional MRI studies of brain activation during the processing of Chinese characters and words, modeling sustainable urban development, and healthcare professionals' acceptance of telemedicine technology.

Meanwhile, among mainland institutions, Peking University has contributed papers relating to nicotine addiction, indigenous Chinese personality constructs, national character vs. mean personality traits, the prevalence of mental disorders in metropolitan China, east-west differences in psychological well-being, employee performance in China, and sex-selective abortion in rural central China.

The full list of the most prolific Chinese institutions in the Social Sciences is as follows:

Rank      Institution Papers % of China's total papers
1 CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 2863 15.59%
2 UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 2728 14.85%
3 HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY 1714 9.33%
4 CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG 1543 8.40%
5 HONG KONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1143 6.22%
6 PEKING UNIVERSITY 1053 5.73%
7 CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 946 5.15%
8 HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY 529 2.88%
9 BEIJING NORMAL UNIVERSITY 455 2.47%
10 LINGNAN UNIVERSITY 343 1.86%

SOURCE: Clarivate Analytics Web of Science® data as of 24 March 2010 (SSCI, 1999-2009, addresses containing "China," original articles, reviews, and proceedings papers only.

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