Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2017, Vol. 72 ›› Issue (5): 918-941.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201705012

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Development and practice of Chinese Geographical andResource Journals cluster service platform

ZHU Xiaohua(), HE Shujin(), YUAN Lihua   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2016-11-14 Revised:2017-01-22 Online:2017-07-12 Published:2017-07-12
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41471125;Quality Journal Foundation of China Association for Science and Technology]


The cluster development of academic journals has become an international trend. Foreign publishing groups have long retained the dominant position in sci-tech periodicals, while the cluster development of Chinese sci-tech periodicals is still at the initial stage. After the continuous efforts of nearly a decade to actively and creatively respond to the development opportunities and challenges of foreign and domestic journals, since 2006, Chinese geographical and recourse journals and their staff have basically completed the strategic development planning of Chinese geographical and resource journals cluster service platform and successfully launched 14 outstanding multiple value-added journal products include a cluster service platform site ( with 54 joined journal and comprehensive module functions, a unified online editing system, the structurization of underlying data, rich media publishing, mobile phone APP and the WeChat service public number, data publishing, scientific cloud assistant system, media publicity and promotion, authoritative expert database of geography and resources in China, Chinese geographical conference service system, Chinese Geographical Editing and Publishing Annual Conference, the occasional thematic journal salon, China Geographical and Resources State Express policy and popular science edition, excellent papers of influential Chinese geographical journals etc. With clear business ideas, bold action, solid and orderly work, complete cluster function and high input-output ratio, the realization of two fundamental transformations have been promoted greatly, which is the Chinese Geographical and Resources Journals publishing from the traditional paper to the rich media, and from the literature producer to the academic and social integrated knowledge service platform, thus the Chinese Geographical and Resources Journals have further taken the initiative, grasped the opportunities, and opened a new situation and a new era of the cluster development.

Key words: Chinese Geographical and Resource Journals, journal cluster, cluster service platform, China