| Strategy and countermeasures for international visibility improvement of China’s English-language academic journals//HE Manchao, SHE Shigang, LIN Songqing, LI Qi
Abstract: After nearly four decades of development, the CELJs have been observed with significant improvement in the quality control of their publications with respect to the international visibility, in which the journal internationalization process has been significantly accelerating with elapsed time. Now, some CELJs rank the Q1 zone (Quartertile as per Journal Citation Report, JCR) of their corresponding disciplines in the world. However, the comprehensive strength of the CELJs is not such strong as we expected, as their degrees of internationalization are still not high with relatively weak awareness. Worse some CELJs are displayed with ‘Chinese characters’ being “localized”. In order to further enhance the international visibility and awareness of the CELJs, it is proposed that the CELJs must adopt the strategy of high internationalization. This should be implemented in the framework of the comprehensive strength of China&#39;&#39;s scientific research and development. In addition, it is necessary to formulate a good academic atmosphere for running and operating academic journals, in which healthy academic activities and ethical requirements should be advocated. For this strategy, a group of scientific editors with high international perspective need to be cultivated, in order to cultivate renowned brand academic journals. The main sponsors and associated government departments should use policy-specific strategies to scientifically develop the CELJS with sufficient financial and manpower supports, in order to effectively address the problems and difficulties in journal operation and/or journal positioning. In terms of academic performance evaluation and journal evaluation system for scientific journals, a reasonable evaluation mechanism in line with the national conditions should be established to further develop the CELJs, facilitating the construction of national economy.
Keywords: China’s English-language journals (CELJs); Strategy of journal internationalization; Opportunities and challenges; Academic performance evaluation system; Journal evaluation system