[Purposes] This paper aims to construct the functional hierarchy theory model for scientific journals in the new era. [Methods] Using the methods of literature research, interviews, and inductive logic and deductive logic, we conducted a theoretical analysis of the re-recognition of the influence of environmental factors on the functions of scientific journals, so as to construct a functional hierarchy theory model for scientific journals in the new era. [Findings] The reorientation of functions of Chinese scientific journals in the new era is an inevitable requirement for the changes of journal environment. The ideological dissemination and communication, sci-tech evaluation, training new talents, sci-tech guidance, and knowledge service are the main functions of scientific journals. There exist hierarchical levels among them: the ideological dissemination and communication and sci-tech evaluation belong to the basic functional layer, training new talents and sci-tech guidance are at the advanced functional layer, and knowledge service belongs to the brand functional layer. The above-mentioned functional layers constitute the functional hierarchy theory model of scientific journals in the new era. [Conclusions] Combining with the experience in the journal operation of China Sport Science and Technology, it is believed that in the aspect of ideological dissemination and communication, scientific journals should aim at expanding the mode of dissemination and take new media technology and multimedia display as the starting point; in the aspect of sci-tech evaluation, scientific journals should strictly control the quality of contributions and guarantee the academic quality of scientific papers; in the aspect of training new talents, scientific journals can launch supporting projects or columns focusing on education; in the aspect of sci-tech guidance, they can actively contact relevant authors to write articles based on the in-depth selection of topics; and in the aspect of knowledge service, scientific journals should think about the future ecological environment of scientific journals, and build a theoretical framework for the future development of journals.
China Sport Science and Technology