【目的】 系统研究刊期变更的一般规律及其对学术期刊的影响机制,为学术期刊高质量发展过程中平衡规模扩张和质量提升的决策提供参考。 【方法】 以经济类核心期刊为例,通过数据、文本和案例分析考察刊期变更的历史、原因和影响结果,通过机制分析研究刊期变更对学术期刊的影响。 【结果】 刊期变更通过出版时滞、载文量两个中介变量对学术期刊产生正、负两个方面的影响。 【结论】 在追求规模效应的同时,学术期刊也要充分考虑缩短刊期可能带来的不利影响,以质量为先谨慎决策:在不具备变更条件时利用其他有效措施发挥其正向机制的作用,在过渡阶段做好准备工作,在变更后通过风险控制措施对冲其负面影响。
[Purposes] This paper systematically studies the general rule of publication frequency change and its influencing mechanism on academic journals, aiming to balance the pursuit of expansion and quality improvement for high-quality development. [Methods] Using data of economic core journals issued in China, we investigated the history, causes, and consequences of publication frequency change through data, text, and case analysis, and studied the impacts on academic journals by mechanism analysis. [Findings] Publication frequency change has positive and negative effects on academic journals through publication delay and number of articles. [Conclusions] While pursuing scale effect, academic journals should also fully consider the possible adverse effects brought by shortening the publication frequency, and make prudent decisions putting quality first. We can adopt other effective measures to make the positive mechanism work when not ready for change, make preparations during transition, and hedge the negative effects through risk control measures after the change.
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