The Geneva Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication
from 4-8 September 2023
China Pharmaceutical University (Nanjing, China)
Dr. Zuoqi Ding obtained her Ph.D degree from China Pharmaceutical University. She has worked as an editor of Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines since 2005, and now she is also a Ph.D. supervisor at the University. Dr. Ding’s research has focused of scientometrics, and the approaches to the development and international circulation of scientific journals. In her research, she has published more than 50 papers in high impact journals and has won many provincial and national awards such as the first prize in solicited papers for China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). She has also served as a member of important academic societies and governmental organizations, including vice president of Youth Committee of Society of China University Journals and quality reviewer of CAST journals.
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.