China’s Scientific Journals in a Transforming Period: Present Situation and Developing Strategies

  • Shengli Ren Executive Editor Science China Press
  • Adrian Thomas Stanley
  • Hong Yang Professor of Environmental Sciences and Vice President of Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA
  • Phillippa J. Benson
  • Weiguo Xu
Keywords: China, STM Publishing Market, Chinese Scientific Journals, Transition, Challenges

Abstract

Based on a detailed analysis of the global academic impact of China’s scientific journals, as well as of the publishing strategies and communication media used by their publishers, we conclude that the Science, Technology, and Medicine (STM) journal publishing industry in China is going through very rapid transformation. Journals are attempting to become more broadly international, and doing so by adopting new digital production methods and commercial models. In light of these efforts, we discuss the current challenges to the development of China’s scientific journal industry and suggest strategies that may be useful for reaching key goals.

Author Biographies

Shengli Ren, Executive Editor Science China Press
Executive Editor at Science China Press, No. 16 Dong-huang-cheng-gen North Street, Beijing 100717, China.
Adrian Thomas Stanley

Adrian Stanley has 25 years' global experience working in the publishing and printing industry, working and living on 3 different continents (Asia, Europe and North America). Adrian is currently CEO of The Charlesworth Group (USA) Inc. Adrian has and MBA and MA in Management Studies from Huddersfield University, UK and a degree in Print and Media Studies from Leeds

University, UK.

 

Adrian serves as a peer reviewer and also author for Learned Publishing Journal, having 2 articles published in the journal and 1 in press. Adrian is currently a board member and past meeting chair for The Society of Scholarly Publishing (SSP), he is also a member the Education Steering Committee for the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) North American Chapter, and is a past Annual Program Committee member for both The Council of Science Editors (CSE) and SSP.

Hong Yang, Professor of Environmental Sciences and Vice President of Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Vice President of Bryant University, Smithfield, RI 02917, USA.
Phillippa J. Benson
Director of Education and Author Services at the Charlesworth Group (USA).
Published
2013-04-11
Section
Articles