Springer partners with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Science Press

New journal strengthens Springer’s ecology and geography portfolio

Beijing/Heidelberg. November 15, 2012- As of January 2013 Springer will publish the Journal of Arid Land, the official publication of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The quarterly peer-reviewed journal joins Springer’s Chinese Library of Science, a collection of more than 90 high-quality research journals from China.

The journal is co-sponsored by the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography and the CAS. Starting with Volume 5, Issue 1, the Journal of Arid Land will be published jointly by Springer and Science Press.

Launched in 2009 and indexed by Science Citation Information Expanded (SCIE) in 2011, the Journal of Arid Land 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. It publishes articles on the interactions between the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere with a special focus on ecological improvement and protection of the environment.

Professor Xi Chen, Director of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Arid Land, 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.”

Dr. Lu Ye, Editorial Director at Springer’s Beijing office, said, “Springer has a broad range of journals in geosciences. We publish most of the high-quality English-language journals in earth sciences from China. We are honored that the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, the CAS and Science Press have chosen to work with us. Our online information platform SpringerLink will help disseminate the journal to a global audience.”

The Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography is located in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. It carries out research in ecological processes of oases and the development of oasis agriculture, evolution of desert environments and rehabilitation of degraded ecosystems, and sustainable utilization of natural resources and regional development. XIEG is dedicated to fostering regional cooperation in science and technology and bringing the level of scientific research in Central Asia to new heights.

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