[Purposes] This paper aims to explore the career status, demands, and development strategies of the young editors of scientific journals in Chinese Academy of Sciences in the digital environment. [Methods] By collecting relevant data in various forms, such as data analysis of journals, questionnaire survey, individual interviews, and small seminars, the feature portrait of young editors in Chinese Academy of Sciences was drew, and the development strategies were proposed based on SWOT analysis. [Findings] Young editors have a strong academic background, and have high aspirations and expectations for the scientific journals. Most of them are optimistic, and have a strong sense of responsibility and mission. They have already felt the impact of the digital environment on scientific journals and need to supplement the relevant knowledge. Meanwhile, they are not very good at communication and journal management. [Conclusions] It is necessary to fully explore and mobilize the initiative of young editors, give them more opportunities, and lay a solid foundation for the innovation and development of Chinese scientific journals.
Chinese Academy of Sciences,