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Universities to create Chinese-language academic index system

Universities to create Chinese-language academic index system

Hong Kong, Nov. 18 (CNA) Several universities in Taiwan and China signed an agreement Wednesday, with the aim of establishing a system to index Chinese-language academic journals.

The agreement was initiated by National Taiwan University (NTU), Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University and Nanjing University and was signed during a meeting in Hong Kong on the issue.

A total of 32 universities in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macau signed the agreement.

"Currently, most authoritative citation databases index English journals. Non-English publications often do not enjoy the recognition and attention that they deserve," CUHK Vice Chancellor and President Joseph Sung said.

Several other participants at the meeting said articles about Chinese culture that are not written in Chinese cannot offer a precise presentation of the content.

NTU President Yang Pan-chyr said the universities plan to establish rules for the evaluation process within a year, and then decide on which journals will be included.

Taiwan currently has the Taiwan Citation Index, which covers over 1,000 Chinese-language academic journals on humanities and social sciences that are published at home and abroad.

Nanjing University in China has developed the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index, but there is no such system in Hong Kong. (By Stanley Cheung and Kay Liu)

Updated : 2021-09-18 12:42 GMT+08:00