[Purposes] This paper aims to explore the opportunities and challenges of the convergence of artificial intelligence and journal development, and construct a practical path for the convergence of them. [Methods] Under the guidance of problem, we should break the barriers of disciplines, and study the convergence of artificial intelligence and journal development from the perspectives of informatics, systems science, ethics, and law with comprehensive investigation method and literature analysis method. [Findings] The opportunities for the convergence of artificial intelligence and journal development are mainly due to the political support, technical support, conceptual support, and behavioral support, while the challenges come from technology and ethics. In order to better realize the deep convergence of artificial intelligence and journal development, it is necessary to correctly understand the “double-edged sword” attribute of artificial intelligence in the development of journals, learn from foreign advanced experience, adhere to the problem solving of “problem awareness-possession of data-formulating algorithms”, and establish a statute guarantee mechanism of “system balance, ethical balance, and intervention balance”. [Conclusions] The convergence of artificial intelligence and journal development involves the dual resonance and reconstruction of technology and ethics, which is the general trend of industry development.
Artificial intelligence (AI),