The Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) launched its flagship publication CCS Chemistry at a forum in Beijing on April 20, 2019.
Attendees of the CCS Chemistry Launch Ceremony & Spotlight Symposium pose for a group photo in Beijing on April 20, 2019.
Recently, Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) launched its flagship journal CCS Chemistry. It is expected to foster a preeminent international chemistry journal published in China, with fewer than 200 carefully selected articles every year from researchers of both China and other parts of the world.
What makes CCS Chemistry special is that it is the first international journal solely owned and published by CCS as an independent publisher. It has a diverse Editorial Advisory Board and its website was built by CCS itself. All articles are available as Diamond Open Access immediately upon publication at no costs to contributing authors, told academician Yao Jiannian, CCS president and CCS Chemistry editor-in-chief to the media at CCS Chemistry launch ceremony & spotlight symposium held in Beijing on April 20, 2019.
Yao also gave his thanks to those who have rendered supports to the journal, including government agencies as well as experts and scholars both at home and abroad on the occasion.
Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) delivered a speech at the launch ceremony, stressing
that the Chinese central authorities attach great importance to building up China's world-class science journals. It is the unshirkable responsibility of China's science journal publication and industry communities to step up efforts to reach the target.
CCS is an outstanding science society in China, having the cream of China's chemical professionals as its members to fulfill its missions of promoting academic exchanges, developing chemical discipline and cultivating talents in the sector, Huai noted.
"Since the launch of its first publication CCS Magazine, the society has been publishing journals that keep abreast of China's chemical discipline development," Huai added.
"Now as China's chemical scientific research output has reached a world-leading level, CCS' launch of the new publication is not only intended to serve the development of the chemical discipline and address the need of the scientific community for international academic exchanges, but also intended to serve as an important platform and driver for building CCS into a world-class society." Huai told the participants.
"A world-class science journal is a result of meticulous work and accumulated strength," Huai added. "It needs to respect not only the laws for scientific research and for the growth of science and technology professionals, but also the laws for journal publication and circulation and for academic development."
Huai urged CCS Chemistry to embrace the concepts of opening-up, reform and innovation in its exploration for a successful model.
In terms of opening-up, he suggested the journal recruit top scholars and publication and operation professionals globally.
In terms of reform, he urged the journal to follow first-class international science journals' example to enhance capabilities of both integrating forefront academic resources and brand operation strategy through reform.
" Equal emphasis should be given on both research and communication, making high-quality communication one of the means to achieve high-quality development which will lead to high influences of the journal," Huai said.
In terms of innovation, Huai said that the journal needs to adopt a better mechanism for forging synergy and exploring a growth path with its own characteristics in order to gain core competitiveness.
Li Jun, vice president of the China Periodicals Association, congratulated CCS on the launch of the new publication.
Li said that China's science journals got new opportunities from the nation's striving for deep and overall reform, as publication resources would be allocated in a more optimized way.
"We aim to make the existing journals become upgraded, and the soon-to-be published authoritative." said Li.
Focused on high-quality development, it is necessary to change our emphasis in China's science journal publishing from quantity to quality, and then to strong competitiveness so that a number of strong bellwethers emerge and go on to become world-class journals. Favourable conditions for sound development of science journal industry must also be achieved, including balanced sectoral distribution of science journals and echelon construction of professionals. Li pointed out.
CCS Chemistry is expected to offer valuable experiences for accelerating the fostering high-standard English-language science journals, said Li, urging the committed publication staff and its high-standard operation help contribute to China’s chemical discipline development and academic progress.
CCS Chemistry is a comprehensive flagship chemical journal solely owned and published by CCS under the program of six Chinese agencies including CAST and the National Press and Publication Administration to enhance the international influence of Chinese science journals. It publishes major progresses in frontier research of all chemical fields and relevant cross-field research both in China and abroad.
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