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Publications, Volume 5, Issue 4 (December 2017)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Compared with English-language scholarly journals, traditional journals published in Chinese have [...] Read more. Compared with English-language scholarly journals, traditional journals published in Chinese have the disadvantage of visibility and academic impact. Open access offers a great opportunity for such journals to address these problems. The vast majority of open access journals in China are Chinese-language journals that converted their subscription models to open access. However, their survival is threatened as online publishing in China is not yet attracting sufficient prestigious Chinese academics, and the internationalization of these journals is hindered by financial instability. This paper proposes that the development of Chinese-language open access journals should embrace international standards of publishing in order to be indexed in DOAJ and other international journal indexes to obtain high visibility, and it requires a national open access publishing platform that helps to digitalise the journal at a lower cost and develop their reputation to attract more submissions.