Doctoral Students Have Published 30 SSCI/SCI Articles in 5 Years

“Our doctoral students have published 30 articles in SSCI/SCI indexed journals since 2008 when the department was established”, Prof. Jonathan Zhu, Departmental Coordinator of PhD Program, announced: “This is indeed a very impressive record, which is in par with, if not exceeding, that of the most productive PhD programs in the field in the U. S. or elsewhere”.


Prof. Zhu explained that, because there is usually a gap of 1-2 years between the completion of an article and the publication of it, “the list includes articles that had been written when the authors studied in the program but were published after their graduation”.


Of the 30 articles, more than half (16) were published in Q1 (i.e., top 25%) journals such as New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, Scientometrics, Plos ONE, and Physical Review E.



Interdisciplinary coverage is another feature of the student publication.  While 16 articles are published in communication journals, 9 in other social sciences (e.g., sociology and information science), and still 5 in science and technology (e.g., physics and computer science). 


“Although we did have a few ‘star” students who published 4 or more articles in 3 years”, Prof. Zhu pointed out, “there has been a widespread participation, with a total of 19 student authors in the articles.”


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