The design and application value of the Chinese Social Science Citation Index

  title={The design and application value of the Chinese Social Science Citation Index},
  author={Xinning Su and Sanhong Deng and Si Shen},
From the application point of view, this article introduces the framework of the Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI). It expounds the idea of designing the CSSCI system, and its major functions and features in particular. The data organization as well as data encoding methods of the CSSCI system is well explained. Moreover, this article elaborates on how the citation index data can be used in analyzing discipline features, exploring research hotspots and developing trends, identifying… 
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