World leading society publisher Blackwell Publishing is pleased to announce that two of its Chinese journals have gained entry into the Top Five Chinese Science and Technology journals for 2006 by the prestigious Chinese Association for Science and Technology.
Blackwell has seen a steady growth in its Chinese journal list – particularly over the last three years, and this award gives due recognition to the publisher’s ongoing commitment to publish top quality Asian research.
Of the 417 journals administered by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica and the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology were both granted the Category A award for being among the Top 5 Chinese Science & Technology Journals for 2006.
The Evaluation Committee conferred scores (based on a total of 170) to all the 106 journals competing in Category A based on three broad categories, namely Publication Factor, Development Factor and Other Factors. Developmental factors such as frequency of citation, Impact Factor rating, and editorial quality were evaluated. The Committee also looked at factors within the journals’ development such as its project plan, support offered by its respective institute and the regulation and policy. Other factors including the ratio of overseas papers within each journal and the quality of society inspection were also taken into consideration.
Both journals came out tops in the evaluation process and were conferred the prominent award in September this year.
Editor of Acta Pharmacologica Sinica – Professor Kai-Xian Chen – noted, “Our mission to take Acta Pharmacologica Sinica to a global audience began when the journal was listed as an English international journal in 2000. I am pleased to say that the decision made to publish the journal with Blackwell in January 2005 has proved a wise one.”
Added Professors Xing-Guo Han and Hong Ma, editors of the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, “Our experience with Blackwell has been positive right from the start. Their commitment to quality and their well-regarded publishing expertise has been instrumental in propelling the journal towards this immense milestone.”
“An award of such stature goes a long way in acknowledging the significant contribution both journals have made to science both within China and around the world. We look forward to working even more closely with the editors of both journals, and are excited to be a part of each journal’s success story, ”said President of Blackwell Publishing in Asia, Mark Robertson.
Media wishing to receive more information on the journals or to schedule an interview with the editors-in-chief should contact Alina Boey, Public Relations Asia, at 613-8359 1046.
About Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, published monthly, is the official journal of the Chinese Pharmacological Society and Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Journal welcomes current original research on all aspects of life sciences, both experimental and clinical, from any part of the world. Reviews based primarily on authors' own research of internationally important topics are especially welcome. Acta Pharmacologica Sinica was registered as an English international journal in 2000.
ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 2005: 52/125 (Chemistry, Multidisciplinary); 145/193 (Pharmacology & Pharmacy). Impact Factor: 1.123
About Journal of Integrative Plant Biology
Journal of Integrative Plant Biology (formerly Acta Botanica Sinica) is the official English language journal of the Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Botanical Society of China. The Journal publishes original research articles, rapid communications and reviews dealing with all aspects of plant science.
ISI Journal Citation Reports® Ranking: 2005: 247/261 (Biochemical & Molecular Biology); 117/144 (Plant Sciences). Impact Factor: 0.432
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