Symposium on the International Impact of Chinese Academic Journals
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  • Li Zhong

    General Manager, China Press and Publishing Media Group

    Liu Xuedong

    General Manager, China Academic Journals (CD Edition) Electronic Publishing House

  • Wu Junhong

    Deputy Director, the Center for the Measurement and Evaluation of Scientific Literature in China

    Zeng Xiaomu

    Associate Researcher, the Library of Qinghua University

On November 23, the New Forms of International Competition in Scientific and Technological Innovation and New Strategies of Academic Journal's Internationalization and the Symposium on the International Impact of Chinese Academic Journals was held at the Beijing Conference Center. This symposium was one of the 6 panels of the “2017 Forum on the Future of Chinese Academic journals”, co-hosted by China Press and Publishing Media Group and China Academic Journals (CD Edition) Electronic Publishing House.

In the past five years, the international impact of Chinese academic journals has been growing fast, narrowing the gap between Chinese journals and the first-class international ones, and some Chinese academic journals have reached the international advanced level. Numerous technological journals have been exploring the way of survival and diversified development under the condition of digitalization and networking, with some yielding rich fruits.

Li Zhong, General Manager of China Press and Publishing Media Group, said that academic publishing was a significant index to evaluate a country’s publishing level. As one of the host, he hoped that discussion on the development strategy of academic journals in a new epoch in the symposium could promote China’s modern technological and scientific development, serve regional economic development, and contribute to the construction of the national innovation system, thereby building up the international influence of Chinese academic journals. Liu Xuedong, General Manager of China Academic Journals (CD Edition) Electronic Publishing House, said that the publishing of academic journals should abide by its essence—the pursuit of truth and continuous innovation. He expected that academic journals could cooperate and coordinate as well as construct a large platform and stage to promote the international impact of Chinese academic journals.

Wu Junhong, Deputy Director of the Center for the Measurement and Evaluation of Scientific Literature in China, introduced the compilation of the Annual Report for International Citation of Chinese Academic Journals (2017) and the analysis on international impact. According to his introduction, the Annual Report for International Citation of Chinese Academic Journals (2017) selected academic journals with “the largest international impact” and “considerable international impact”, which represented Chinese academic journals of good performance in going overseas in terms of academic communication, the average level reaching the medium level of SCI. Their international impact has been elevated tremendously, with some reaching the world-class level.

Eighteen principals in charge of some academic journals including the Crop Journal, China Economist, China Journal of Chinese Meteria Medica, Journal of Inorganic Materials, Foreign Affairs Review, and Chinese Optics shared their editorial conception and exploration experience. Personnel of the International Publishing and Distribution Company of CNKI also communicated with guests about the exploration of the international publishing market, the platform construction for the integration of bilingual journals, the new digital publishing mode, and the journal cooperation mode.

In the compilation introduction of the Report on the International and Domestic Citation of China’s English Academic Journals, Zeng Xiaomu, Associate Researcher of the Library of Qinghua University, said that in contrast with 420 thousand English papers published in China annually, there were only about 280 English journals, which was far from enough. Meanwhile, China still lacked English journals corresponding to the research levels in many disciplinary fields, and the development of international impacts of domestic English journals was unbalanced. She hoped that academic presses could construct publishing platforms for world-level English academic journals to enhance the overseas dissemination.

Over 350 people from relevant institutions including academic journal presses and libraries attended the symposium.

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