Challenges and coping strategies for international publication: perceptions of young scholars in China

X. Jiang, Erik Borg, M. Borg

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Abstract

Research and the dissemination of scholarship are increasingly global enterprises, engaging scholars throughout the world. In what will be a story familiar to many academics in the West, as well as their inherent desire to disseminate and receive recognition for their research, Chinese scholars face pressures from their institutions to publish in highly cited journals. Journals indexed by the Web of Science are by and large published in English. As a result, young Chinese scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities face significant hurdles, beginning with, but not limited to the need to disseminate their research in a language other than their own. This interview-based study, undertaken at a research-intensive university in China, investigates the experiences of these scholars, looking at both their challenges and the strategies they use to overcome these difficulties. This investigation of the experiences of young scholars in China contributes to our knowledge of the internationalization of scholarship.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStudies in Higher Education
Volume(in press)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Chinese young scholars
  • strategies for international publications
  • university policy
  • writing for publication

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