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Chinese academic journals: Quality, issues and solutions
Learned Publishing (2006)
  • Shuhua Wang
  • Paul R Weldon, China University of Geosciences Wuhan
Twelve Chinese academic journals, indexed by SCI and financed by the National Natural Science Foundation (NNSF), were analysed using the 2000–2003 Total Citations and Impact Factor data from JCR. It is concluded that the quality of Chinese journals is generally low and has remained so despite recent government measures aimed at improvement. Several factors are influential – particularly the Chinese government's policy of encouraging submission to foreign journals. Finance, management, and the academic degree policy are also obstacles. It is suggested that the Chinese government should reconsider its current policies so as to encourage higher quality in domestic periodicals and thus a greater recognition of Chinese journals by the international academic community.
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Shuhua Wang and Paul R Weldon. "Chinese academic journals: Quality, issues and solutions" Learned Publishing Vol. 19 Iss. 2 (2006) p. 97 - 105 ISSN: 1741-4857
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