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Tian, L., & Liu, N. C. (2019). Rethinking higher education in China as a common good. Higher Education77(4), 623-640. (SSCI)


Zhu, J., Chen, J., McNeill, N., Zheng, T. , Liu, Q. , Chen, B.,  & Cai, J(2019). Mapping engineering students' learning outcomes from international experiences: Designing an instrument to measure attainment of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. IEEE Transactions on Education, 1-11. (SCI)


Cen, Y. (2018). Teaching for developmental growth: Learning partnerships and student development in graduate education in China. Teaching in Higher Education, 23(1), 30-46. (SSCI)


Tian, L., & Wu, Y. (2018). Classroom choice-making for Chinese master's students: Choice, motivation and learning contexts. Teaching in Higher Education, 1-30. (SSCI)


Jiang, F., & Liu, N. C. (2018). The hierarchical status of international academic awards in social sciences. Scientometrics, 117(3), 2091-2115. (SSCI)


Wu, X., & Huang, F. (2018). International faculty in China: Case studies of four leading universities in Shanghai. Asia Pacific Education Review, 19(2), 253-262. (SSCI)


Yang, X., & You, Y. (2017). How the world-class university project affects scientific productivity? Evidence from a survey of faculty members in China. Higher Education Policy, 31(4), 583-605. (SSCI)


Zheng, J., & Liu, N. C. (2015). Mapping of important international academic awards. Scientometrics, 104(3), 763-791. (SSCI)


Zhang, Z., Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2015). Improving the normalization effect of mean-based method from the perspective of optimization: Optimization-based linear methods and their performance. Scientometrics, 102(1), 587-607. (SSCI)


Zhu, J., & Cox, M. F. (2015). Epistemological development profiles of Chinese engineering doctoral students in us institutions: An application of Perry's theory. Journal of Engineering Education, 104(3), 345-362. (SSCI)


Wang, Q., & Liu, N. C. (2014). Higher education research institutes in Chinese universities. Studies in Higher Education, 39(8), 1488-1498. (SSCI)


Zhang, Z., Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2014). Comparison of the effect of mean-based method and z-score for field normalization of citations at the level of Web of Science subject categories. Scientometrics, 101(3), 1679-1693. (SSCI)


Zhu, J., Li, Y., Cox, M. F., London, J., Hahn, J., & Ahn, B. (2013). Validation of a survey for graduate teaching assistants: Translating theory to practice. Journal of Engineering Education, 102(3), 426-443. (SSCI)


Liu, N. C., & Wang, Q. (2011). Building world-class universities in China: A dream come true? Chinese Education & Society, 44(5), 3-7.


Deng, Q., Wang, Q., & Liu, N. C. (2010). National initiatives for building world-class universities: Comparison between Asian and European experiences. Higher Education Forum, 7, 35-51.


Xie, Y., Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2009). Searching for globally feasible indicators from domestic rankings. Evaluation in Higher Education, 3(2), 73-86.


Liu, N. C. (2009). The story of academic ranking of world universities. International Higher Education, (54), 2-3.


Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2008). Examining major rankings according to the Berlin principles. Higher Education in Europe, 33(2-3), 201-208.


Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2008). Tracking the development of China’s top universities using scientometric indicators, 1997–2005. Frontiers of Education in China, 3(3), 415-428.


Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2007). Academic ranking of world universities by road subject fields. Higher Education in Europe, 32(1), 17-29.


Cheng, Y., & Liu, N. C. (2006). A first approach to the classification of the top 500 world universities by their disciplinary characteristics using scientometrics. Scientometrics, 68(1), 135-150. (SSCI)


Liu, N. C., & Cheng, Y. (2005). The academic ranking of world universities. Higher education in Europe, 30(2), 127-136.


Liu, N. C., & Liu, L. (2005). University rankings in China. Higher Education in Europe, 30(2), 217-228.


Liu, N. C., Cheng, Y., & Liu, L. (2005). Academic ranking of world universities using scientometrics. Scientometrics, 64(1), 101-109. (SSCI).