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Science Bulletin

Science Bulletin

Editor-in-Chief: Xiao-Ya Chen
Editorial Director: Rui An

ISSN: 2095-9273 (print version)
ISSN: 2095-9281 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11434

Previously published as Chinese Science Bulletin before 2015

This journal will be published by Elsevier from 2017.

  • - High impact—a semi-monthly multidisciplinary journal co-sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • - Broad coverage—reports on significant advances across a broad range of natural sciences and engineering fields around the globe
  • - Rapid publication—a fast-paced platform for cutting-edge research findings, insightful reviews and news, and discussions of upcoming trends relevant to science and scientists

Science Bulletin (Sci. Bull., formerly known as Chinese Science Bulletin from 1966 to 2014) is a multidisciplinary academic journal supervised by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and co-sponsored by the CAS and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Sci. Bull. is a semi-monthly international journal publishing high-caliber peer-reviewed research on a broad range of natural sciences and high-tech fields on the basis of its originality, scientific significance and appeal to a general audience. In addition, we are committed to serving the scientific community with immediate, authoritative news and valuable insights into upcoming trends around the globe.

Sections include Articles; News & Views; Progress; Reviews; Letters; Research highlights; Comments; Correspondence.

Related subjects » Chemistry - Earth Sciences & Geography - Engineering - Life Sciences - Physics - Popular Science

Impact Factor: 1.789 (2015) * 

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Science Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, SCOPUS, INSPEC, EMBASE, Zentralblatt Math, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), Google Scholar, CSA, Academic OneFile, AGRICOLA, ASFA, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS, CSA Environmental Sciences, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, DOAJ, EBSCO Academic Search, EBSCO Discovery Service, EMBiology, Gale, GeoRef, OCLC, SCImago, Summon by ProQuest, Zoological Record

Copublisher/ Distribution Rights 

Co-publication with Science China Press

Exclusive distribution rights for print version outside Mainland China, for electronic version worldwide

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  • Journal Citation Reports®
    2015 Impact Factor
  • 1.789
  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Chinese Science Bulletin is a comprehensive academic journal cosponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China. Its primary mission is to encourage communication of the novel and important research results in various fields of natural sciences. The contributions are required to be readable and have immediate and far-reaching implications to a broader audience.

    Chinese Science Bulletin is cited in CA, EI, JICST, and some products of ISI, including Science Citation Index (SCI-CDE), SCI Search, Current Contents (PC&E), and Research Alert.

    Chinese Science Bulletin is published twice monthly by Science China Press.

    Contributions published in Chinese Science Bulletin

    News & Views: Introduce and comment on the research highlights published in Chinese Science Bulletin and other international journals and outstanding work awarded the national prizes (1800 words).

    Progress: Introduce and comment on the substantial advance and its importance in the fast-developing areas (3600 words).

    Review: Summarize the representative progress in core scientific disciplines, comment on the research status, and make suggestions for the future work (10,000 words, with a 600-word abstract).

    Frontiers: Comment on excitement and existing problems of core fields, and offer suggestions for the future research. The contributions are usually solicited by editor’s invitation.

    Articles: Originally report the innovative and valuable findings in natural sciences (9000 words, with a 300-word abstract).

    Brief Communication: Briefly report the novel and innovative findings in natural sciences (1800 words). The accepted contributions will be scheduled for publication within one month.

    Forum: Comment on the important academic issues, administration policies and state scientific programmes, and give views about the theoretical problems such as the relation between scientific development and social evolution (6000 words, with a 200-word abstract).

    Correspondence: Discuss and make reply to the contributions published in Chinese Science Bulletin, or introduce and comment on a controversial issue of general interest (4000 words).

    Trend: Report weighty scientific news, information, and academic affairs, as well as the significant international conferences held in China (800 words).

    Books: Introduce and comment on quality monographs of natural sciences (800 words).

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