EurAsia and Shanghai University working cooperative to host International Journal of Sino-Western Studies (IJS) in ESCI and Scopus

Cooperative activities are usually carried out within formal frameworks. However, a good part of the scientific cooperation activities carried out by researchers is carried out informally. Activities that are not part of cooperation promotion programs, activities of international organizations or within the framework of inter-institutional or international agreements or conventions. Collaborations occur spontaneously as the result of relationships between researchers.

Mutual recognition and good personal relationships have been highlighted as the beginning and maintenance of scientific cooperation in projects and networks, emphasizing the vital significance of the scientific community’s international relational capital. Furthermore, in order to ensure synergies, partners are chosen based on their complementarity activities.

EurAsia is currently working actively with the University of Shanghai, specifically with Professor Huang, to host the International Journal of Sino-Western Studies. The International Journal of Sino-Western Studies (IJS) is a Chinese-English bilingual editorial piece issued twice a year by the Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies in Finland, in June and December. It is available in both printed and digitally internet versions.

The Nordic Forum of Sino-Western Studies is a Helsinki-based university-affiliated research platform. Their main focus is to promote education encouraging Sino-Western dialogue, research, and enhancement of scholarly activities, conferences, student and scholar exchange, and publications.

The journal will be hosted and indexed in ESCI and Scopus for further optimization of the platform. A journal’s indexing in a database is crucial, and some journals are indexed in databases relevant to a field. Scopus and ESCI are both interdisciplinary databases, and the quality of publications indexed in each is identical. The difference lies in the policies of the databases for accepting journals for indexing.

The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), a database under Clarivate Analytics’ (formerly Thomson Reuters’) Web of Science, was introduced in 2015. At the time of debut, almost 3,000 publications were chosen for coverage, covering a wide range of subject areas. The ESCI indexing of a journal will improve its visibility, provide a quality seal, and benefit authors. Many institutions and funders are recommending that articles be published in an ESCI-listed journal, similar to what is already done with other Web of Science databases.

SCOPUS, on the other hand, is an Elsevier database of bibliographic references and citations, as well as peer-reviewed literature and high-quality web content, with tools for research monitoring, analysis, and visualization. One of the advantages is that the acceptance process is less stringent than ESCI.

For this reason and many reasons, EurAsia with Prof. Huang had been developing this idea, to host IJS in both tools that allow the massification and optimal search of the information. EurAsia is characterized by partnering with the best institutions in China such as the University of Shanghai, and also with the best institutions in Europe and the world, in order to offer the best service to researchers who place their trust in our platform. Our vision is to offer quality services and with the cooperation of the best prestigious institutions for our researchers.