[Purposes] This paper is to reveal the true status quo of local university academic journals under the current environment, analyze its value and the reason of low impact factor, and propose the promotion recommendations. [Methods] Through literature survey, network survey, data statistics, and telephone consultation, we combined the work practice to give objective analysis on some "labels" that people habitually give to local university journals. [Findings] Under the current situation that the academic evaluation system leads to the unsatisfactory level of academic journals in China, the efforts made by local university journals should be affirmed. [Conclusions] It is biased to habitually label the journals of local university academic journals with academic waste, closed-door publications, charging authors for publication, and professional titles for thesis. The charateristic of small but complete is beneficial to realize its existence value for local university academic journals, but the overall academic level needs to be further improved.
Local university journal,