Springer first published the electronic version of Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Journal of Arid Land (JAL), at Springer’s online information platform SpringerLink on December 14, 2012, marking the beginning of cooperation between Springer and the sponsors of JAL.
The journal is co-sponsored by Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XIEG) and Science Press. Springer got the exclusive right to publish the electronic version and print version of JAL outside Mainland China.
The cooperation between the two sides will largely improve the international impact of JAL and help the journal to attract more high-quality research results.
Dr. YE Lu, editorial director at Springer’s Beijing office, said, “We are honored that XIEG and Science Press have chosen to work with us. Our online information platform SpringerLink will help disseminate the journal to a global audience.”
Professor CHEN Xi, director of the XIEG and editor-in-chief of JAL, said, “We are glad to collaborate with Springer on this journal. We believe that the partnership will improve communication among ecologists, geographers and resources-environmental researchers and enhance the impact of the journal internationally.”
Launched in 2009, JAL provides a platform for high-quality research papers from all over the world in the fields of geography, geology, pedology, hydrology, biology, ecology and meteorology in arid and semiarid regions all the time. During the past four years, JAL has being insisted on an international development approach and raised the international impact quickly.
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