Journal article


  • Zheng, X., Chen, J., Tollas, A. & Ni, C. (Accepted). The effectiveness of peer review in identifying issues leading to retractions. Journal of Informetrics. [STI 2023 preprint]
  • Zheng, X., & Ni, C. (2023). The significant yet short-term influence of research covidization on journal citation metrics (p. 2023.03.05.531213). bioRxiv. [preprint]
  • Zheng, X., Vastrad, S., He, J., & Ni, C. (2023). Contextualizing gender disparities in online teaching evaluations for professors. PLOS ONE, 18(3), e0282704.  [DOI]
  • Zheng, X., Chen, J., Yan, E., & Ni, C. (2022). Gender and country biases in Wikipedia citations to scholarly publications. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 74(2), 219–233. [DOI]
  • Zheng, X., Yuan, H., & Ni, C. (2022). Meta-Research: How parenthood contributes to gender gaps in academia. eLife, 11, e78909. [DOI]
  • Zheng, X., Zhou, W., Ni, C., & Wang, C. (2022). The influencing mechanism of research training on Chinese STEM Ph.D. students’ career interests. Asia Pacific Education Review. [DOI]
  • He, J., Zheng, X., Liu, M., Du, Y., Liu, G., Cui, J., & Su, Y. (2022). Reciprocity in college teaching: A big data study based on online student evaluation of 919,750 professors. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 47(8), 1401–1415. [DOI]
  • Hong, X., Guo, F., Zheng, X., & Coates, H. (2022). The Meaning of Doctoral Education Quality and Its Evolution: From the Perspective of Assessment Practice (in Chinese). Modern Education Management, 04, 119-128. [DOI]

2021 and before

  • Wang, C., Zheng, X., Zhang, Y., Yao, G., & Kang, S. (2020). Implementation and Diffusion of Online Higher Education Policies—A Case Study on Tsinghua University (in Chinese). Tsinghua Journal of Education, 41(04), 47–59. [DOI]
  • Ma, J., Jiang, F., Gu, L., Zheng, X., Lin, X., & Wang, C. (2020). Patterns of the Network of Cross-Border University Research Collaboration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area. Sustainability, 12(17), 6846. [DOI]
  • Wang, C., Yang, J., & Zheng, X. (2019). The Development of Education Discipline in China from the Perspective of SWOT (in Chinese). Modern Education Management, 03, 1-6. [DOI]
  • Wang, C., Zheng, X., & Yang, J. (2019). A Comparative Study on the Development of Postgraduate Education in the Discipline of Education from the Year 2000: Based on the Diachronic Analysis of 8 Countries (in Chinese). China Higher Education Research, 07, 85-91. [DOI]

Conference presentation

  • Zheng, X., Yuan, H., & Ni, C. (2022). How parenthood contributes to gender gaps in academia. Presentation at the International Conference on the Science of Science & Innovation, Washington, D.C., United States.
  • Zheng, X., Yuan, H., & Ni, C. (2022). Understanding Gender Disparity in Publication by Scientists’ Work-family Conflict, Social Support, and Gender Role Belief. Presentation at CIES 2022: the 66th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.


  • Wang, C., & Zheng, X. (2022). Enacting collective and inquiry-based leadership. In A Turning Point for Chinese Higher Education. Routledge. [DOI]
  • Translated book Beyond Bibliometrics: Harnessing Multidimensional Indicators of Scholarly Impact (Cronin, Blaise, and Cassidy R. Sugimoto, eds.) from English to Chinese. [News report]