Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2013, Vol. 68 ›› Issue (9): 1292-1297.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201309012

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The discipline distribution characteristics of geography journals (English edition) in China

FAN Guangbing   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2013-07-27 Revised:2013-08-27 Online:2013-09-05 Published:2013-09-05

Abstract: In order to explore the academic level of geography journals (English edition) in China, this paper selects 12 geography journals (English edition) as the object of search, based on the distribution status of main journal indexes such as Impact Factor announced by ISI in June, 2013. And further it makes a deeper data analysis of five kinds of comprehensive journals from the 12 geography journals (English edition). This paper shows the hotspot disciplines of the reports and the extent of disciplines concentration on publishing. The results of the paper offer more evidence to improve the quality for publishing of China's geography journals (English edition) and their international influence.

Key words: discipline distribution, academic influence, academic level of journals, geography