English-language papers continue to rise in the east

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China now accounts for around one-fifth of published output in English-language journals, second only to the USA.

This is the conclusion of a new publication: PA Market Report: China Journals, published by The Publishers Association and co-authored by The Charlesworth Group's Xiaoying Chu and international consultant Paul Richardson. 

The report, comprehensively rewritten since the first edition in 2003, provides insight into the Chinese scholarly publishing arena and addresses the key issues facing its stakeholders – publishers, authors, and policy-makers.

The report also highlights the increase in English-language publications in China – some 20 new journals are being funded and launched each year – but also reports on higher-than-average rejection rates for Chinese research papers, and lower levels of international citation.

The China Journals Market Report states that 185 Chinese journals were included in the 2016 Journal Citation Report (JCR) report (SCIE), including 16 for the first time, 12 more than the 173 in 2014, and 23 more than the 162 in 2013.