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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2012 Vol.13 No.8 P.641-646


How far does China still need to go to internationalize her academic journals?

Author(s):  Jian-ping Lu

Affiliation(s):  School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   lj6348@yahoo.com.cn

Key Words:  Mainland China, English editors for academic journals, Deficiency of English language capacity, Reasons, Suggestions

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To transfer her knowledge base to the rest of the world, China, like many other non-English-speaking countries, has been publishing academic journals in English or printing abstracts in English for articles written in Chinese, hence people’ great concern about the editors’ English language proficiency. This paper reports on the findings of four projects commissioned by GAPP and offers reasons for the deficiency of English language capacity of Chinese editors of academic journals through a survey of the qualification of 518 English editors for 469 Chinese academic journals, and proposes suggestions to solve the problems identified.

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