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AAAS announces first Science Partner Journal, Research, indexed in Web of Science

First Science Partner Journal indexed in Web of Science

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American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is pleased to announce that the first journal in its Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program, Research, is now indexed in Web of Science: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

This is a milestone for the journal, which is published in association with the Science and Technology Review Publishing House, under the leadership of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). The inclusion of Research in ESCI highlights the journal's rigor and quality and adds to the growing list of abstracting and indexing services that feature it. In addition to ESCI, Research is also indexed in CAS, CNKI, CSCD, DOAJ, Inspec, PMC and Scopus.

Research was launched in 2018, publishing its first content in August of that year. The journal publishes original multidisciplinary work reflecting innovative discoveries and important issues in the life and physical sciences and in engineering and applied science. Papers published since its launch have covered self-healing surface coating, reconfigurable acoustic metamaterial and 3D printing of cellular structures. As a continuation of AAAS' commitment to open access publishing, the journal's content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), on a continuous basis.

"We are very excited that the first Science Partner Journal, Research, is now included in ESCI. This is a testament to the wonderful partnership AAAS and the Science Partner Journal program have established with CAST. It shows promise that Research and the broader SPJ program will continue to accomplish much in the scientific and publishing community," said Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals at AAAS. "We look forward to seeing the continued success of Research under the leadership of Editors-in-Chief Tianhong Cui and Wei Huang."

"On behalf of the Editorial Board of Research," said Cui, "I would like to thank all the authors, reviewers, readers, and academic editors for their support. We also need to give special thanks to all the managing editors and staff from CAST and AAAS. We will continue to make great efforts to better serve the research community in the world."


AAAS launched the Science Partner Journal program in November 2017. The SPJ program features high-quality, online-only open access publications produced in collaboration with international research institutions, foundations, funders and societies.

Through these collaborations, AAAS expands its efforts to communicate science broadly and for the benefit of all people by providing top-tier international research organizations with the technology, visibility and publishing expertise that AAAS is uniquely positioned to offer as the world's largest international science society.

About the Science Partner Journal program

New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a regular basis. Participation in the program is focused on English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. Organizations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. Partner organizations are responsible for establishing editorial boards committed to best practices in peer review and author service. For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, please visit the Science Partner Journal homepage at: For questions regarding the program and inquiries about the application process for becoming a partner organization, contact

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, as well as Science Translational Medicine; Science Signaling; a digital, open-access journal, Science Advances; Science Immunology; and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes more than 260 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement and more.

About the China Association for Science and Technology

The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest non-governmental organization of scientific and technological professionals in China, serving as a bridge that links the Chinese government to the science and technology communities in China. Through its 210 national member societies and local branches all over the country, CAST maintains close ties with millions of Chinese scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the fields of science and technology.

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