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  • 1 National Natural Science Foundation of China Department of Publication 83 Shuangqing Road Haidian District Beijing 100085 P. R. China 83 Shuangqing Road Haidian District Beijing 100085 P. R. China
  • | 2 Department of Industrial Sciences and Technology 8400 Ostende Zeedijk 101 KHBO Oostende (Belgium) 8400 Ostende Zeedijk 101 KHBO Oostende (Belgium)
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Abstract  

We discuss the internationalisation and the visibility of Chinese journals covered by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI). Attention is focused on physics and chemistry journals. For these journals the country of origin of published papers and their citation patterns are analysed. As an indicator of internationality we further consider the composition of their editorial boards. It is concluded that even those Chinese journals that are covered by ISI are still rather "local" and suffer from a low visibility in the world. Yet we are optimistic about the future of Chinese science and its scientific journals.