Network Analysis of East Asian Research in South Korea for the 2004-2013 Period

  • Park, Ji-Young ;
  • Park, Han Woo
  • Received : 2015.02.05
  • Accepted : 2015.03.19
  • Published : 2015.03.28


In the past decade, East Asian Research has received attention from researchers as well as in South Korea society-at-large. The broad category of East Asian Research includes various disciplinary fields, such as "history, economics, and politics; however, few studies have used quantitative analysis to explore its development. In this paper, we used network analysis to identify the disciplines and active research areas, focusing on productivity, collaboration patterns, and citation networks of East Asian Research in South Korea. For this study, 6,646 journal publications related with East Asian Research and indexed by KCI (Korean Citation Index) during the 10-year period of 2004-2013 were considered. Results show that East Asian Research was led during this period by sole-researchers, rather than interdisciplinary studies. Moreover, a co-institution network represents active institutions with a high degree and collaborative centrality. In terms of journal-journal citation networks, journals belonging to both "history" and "Korean literature" disciplines were dominant.


East Asian Research;Network Analysis;Co-authorship;Citation;Korean Citation Index


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Grant : “글로컬 동아시아 문화콘텐츠” 전문인재 양성 사업단