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

Shengli Ren, Adrian Thomas Stanley, Hong Yang, Phillippa J. Benson, Weiguo Xu


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.


China; STM Publishing Market; Chinese Scientific Journals; Transition; Challenges

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