[Purposes] This paper aims to investigate the contribution of resource integration to the development of scientific journals, sum up the improving path of ability of scientific journal operation, and provide some ideas for running scientific journals in the new period. [Methods] Taking Progress in Pharmaceutical Sciences as an example, the practice of improving the abilities of core leadership, soliciting contribution, extended service, science and technology communication, and sustainable development were introduced, which were obtained by integrating multiple resources. [Findings] The publication vitality of Progress in Pharmaceutical Sciences is greatly enhanced, and the operation ability is effectively promoted. Thus the functions of scientific journals in displaying the achievements of scientific research, leading discipline development, facilitating the academic exchange, and accelerating knowledge transmission are fully embodied. [Conclusions] The comprehensive utilization of resources of publication subjects, expert resources, communication resources, and human resources lay a solid foundation for the integral improvement of operation ability, construct the ecological chain of journal development, and improve the sustainable development ability.
Ability of scientific journal operation,