The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
from 4-8 September 2023
Independent Consultant (Beijing, China)
Dr. Shuai Yan is currently an independent consultant based in Beijing. His previous career endeavors include: academic relationship director, Springer Nature China; associate chief editor of Tsinghua University Press (TUP), director of TUP’s Journal Publishing Center, and editor in chief of Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology); director of Journal Publishing Department of Beijing Forestry University. Shuai has also worked with societies and government organizations for many years: president of Society of China University Journals; vice president of China Periodical Association; member of CAST’s Committee for Academic Exchanges; member of Ministry of Education’s S&T Committee.
Two years ago, China triggered an “Excellence Action Plan” to help China-based STM journals further enhance their international impact. In 2019, 20 journals were selected as “leading journals” and will be charged with the goal of ranking among the world’s top STM journals within 5 years. Besides those, 30 “key journals” and 200 “emerging journals” were selected to improve international editorial practices, service capabilities, international communication, etc. Furthermore, for each year between 2019 and 2023, China will choose and launch 30 new titles as “high potential journals” based on China’s priority research fields. This presentation will introduce more details and some achievements of this ambitious plan.