【目的】 中文科技期刊的载文量呈逐年下降趋势,调研部分期刊载文量减少的情况,深入分析期刊“瘦身”的原因和效果。【方法】 统计包含41所“双一流”高校在内的71所高校主办的自然科学学报2010—2017年的正刊载文量,针对载文量明显减少的部分期刊,进一步统计其年度总页码、基金论文比和影响因子,基于统计数据分析“瘦身”取得的效果和存在的问题,并结合专家访谈探讨载文量减少的主要原因。【结果】 在被统计的71种期刊中,16种期刊的载文量变化幅度较小,55种期刊的载文量明显减少,说明当前高校中文科技期刊的载文量“瘦身”现象比较普遍;相对而言,主办单位实力越强,期刊被收录的数据库越多,载文量的降幅越大;载文量“瘦身”的原因有很多种,但大多数“瘦身”未达到“健体”的目的。【结论】 减少载文量未必能提高期刊的学术影响力。合理设置载文量,采取多种措施提升论文质量,打造期刊特色,才是提高期刊影响力,保证期刊健康发展的重要举措。
[Purposes] The number of published papers in Chinese scientific journals has been decreasing year by year. By investigating the number reduction of published papers in some journals, we hope to find out the reasons and effects of "slimming" and provide reference for the development of journals. [Methods] This study was based on the scientific journals sponsored by 71 universities including 41 double first-class universities. The number of papers published in above journals from 2010 to 2017 was counted. Some journals with obvious reduction in the number of published papers were selected, and their annual total page numbers, the ratio of funded papers, and impact factors were investigated. Based on the statistical data, the effect and problems of "slimming" were analyzed, and the reasons for the number reduction of published papers were discussed in combination with some expert interviews. [Finding] Among the 71 journals, the number of published papers increases or decreases slightly in 16 journals, but drops relatively significantly in 55 journals, indicating that the current "slimming" phenomenon of Chinese scientific journals is common. Comparatively speaking, the stronger the strength of the organizer, the more databases are included in the journal, and the more significant the reduction in the number of published papers. There are various reasons for "slimming",however, most of journals do not achieve the goal of "health" by "slimming". [Conclusions] The number reduction of papers does not mean the high academic influence of journals. Rationally setting the amount of papers, improving the academic quality of papers, and creating journal features are the important measures to improve the influence and ensure the healthy development of journals.
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