Chinese publishers react to new policies on research evaluation

(11 May 2020)  From Scholarly Kitchen:

In February, the Chinese government released two documents that set forth important changes in policies governing science research evaluation. One of the most eye-catching changes is the requirement for researchers to publish one third of their representative papers in domestic Chinese journals, which is being hailed as a big boost for Chinese publishers. Will all the 5000 STM titles published in China benefit from these new policies? How do Chinese publishers themselves interpret the documents? In this post, three Chinese publishers explained how they view the new policies. Yuehong (Helen) Zhang is the former Director of Journals, Zhejiang University Press, and former Editor-in-Chief of Journals of Zhejiang University-Science. She was a Council member of ALPSP between 2010-2016, and a board member of Crossref between 2015-2017. Daliang Zhao is the former Director of Xi’an Jiaotong University Journal Publishing Center, and Deputy Editor in Chief of the Journal of Xi’an Jiaotong University. Dr Xiaofeng Wang is the Chief Editor of Chinese Laser Press (CLP), and serves as an editorial board member of Learned Publishing and Acta Editologica.

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