SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (11): 1437-1443.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2015.011.1437

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Review on Editing and Publishing Research of Geography Journals in China

Xin ZHAO()   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2015-07-30 Revised:2015-09-15 Online:2015-11-20 Published:2015-11-20


Based on the literature of editing and publishing research of geography journals, this article firstly presents the characteristics of China’s journal development, including development of geography journal groups, core journals and English journals, as well as comparisons of geography journals at home and abroad. Then we make a statistical analysis of the papers published in major geography journals, papers related to human geography, and papers cited in core journals. Finally, we summarize what the Chinese geography editors have done in some aspects such as journal and geographical development, manuscript topic and idea creation, editing quality enhancement, plagiarism and duplication prevention, and computer and network application to editing and publishing. Some conclusions can be drawn in this study: Chinese geographers, especially editors, have done much research on the development and comparison of geography journals of China and other countries. In recent years, the number of papers focusing on the development of geography journals has been increasing. The geography journal editors not only are engaged in word editing, but also record the achievements obtained in Chinese geographical research. Meanwhile, they have been tracking the international trend of disciplinary development. Hence, in the past decades, the Chinese geography editors have made their due contributions to improving academic quality, leading the disciplinary orientation, promoting academic exchange, and perfecting the evaluation system of science periodicals.

Key words: geography, journal, editing, publishing, China

CLC Number: 

  • G255.2