Chinese scientific journals now more influential, annual blue book shows -

The influence of Chinese scientific journals has been on the rise over the past decade, based on indicators such as the number of international citations and inclusion in renowned international databases, according to the Blue Book on China's Scientific Journal Development (2023).

Released by the China Association for Science and Technology in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Wednesday during the 18th Forum on Development of China's STEM Journals, this year's blue book is the seventh in an annual series recording and reflecting the development of Chinese scientific and technological journals. pen design pen

It said the citations of Chinese scientific journals that written in English reached 882,600 in 2021, up 338.29 percent compared with 2015, and the citations of Chinese journals that written in Chinese reached 692,600, up 128.31 percent.

One important database for gauging the performance of papers is the Scientific Citation Index (SCI), and foreign authors have been publishing more papers in Chinese journals included in it over the past decade. They accounted for 9.53 percent of papers in such journals in 2013, rising to a peak of 19.76 percent in 2020, and accounted for 18.11 percent last year.

As of May, Scopus, the world's largest abstract and citation database, had indexed 1,197 Chinese journals, accounting for 4.47 percent of the total number of journals worldwide. The number of indexed Chinese journals in various disciplines has been increasing year by year, with Earth and planetary sciences, energy science, engineering technology, materials science, agriculture and biological science, and environmental science considered strong disciplines.

More than 603,000 papers were published in those 1,197 journals from 2019 to 2022, accounting for 5.61 percent of the world total, and they were cited more than 2.12 million times. That gave China a CiteScore — based on Scopus data — of 3.9, ranking fifth in the world behind the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany.

The number of papers published by Chinese authors in journals included in the SCI grew from about 215,000 in 2013 to nearly 740,000 last year, surpassing the US and ranking first in the world.

Papers by Chinese authors in such journals were cited nearly 2 million times last year, accounting for nearly 40 percent of the global total.

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