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Table 7.

Evaluation purposes, methods, and results of the leading academic journal lists in China

Journal listEvaluation purposesEvaluation methodsEvaluation results
DisciplinesGrades
CSCD Provide a basis for selecting source journals for CSCD and journal evaluation Qualitative & quantitative 61 discipline categories Core source journals; Extended source journals 
JPT Help Chinese researchers to distinguish the JIF of journals across different disciplines Quantitative 18 major disciplines and 229 minor disciplines T1 (top 5%); T2 (6%–20%); T3 (21%–50%); T4 (51%–100%) 
AMI Help and improve journal quality, and increase the recognition of journals in the SSH Qualitative & quantitative Three broad subject categories, 23 subject categories, and 33 subject subcategories Top journals; Authoritative journals; Core journals; Extended journals; Indexed journals 
CJCR Be used for quantitative analysis and scientific evaluation of the characteristics and discipline status of journals, and providing a basis for scientific research management Qualitative & quantitative 112 subject classifications in the natural sciences and 40 in the social sciences Natural sciences volume; Social sciences volume 
GCJC Help library intelligence departments to purchase and reserve books as an informational reference, and help tutors develop reading lists Qualitative & quantitative Seven categories and 78 discipline categories Core journals 
CSSCI Provide a reference for evaluation, performance appraisal, management, and research Qualitative & quantitative 25 disciplines Core source journals; Extended source journals 
WAJCI To explore scientific and comprehensive evaluation methods for measuring the influence of journals, and to provide objective statistics and comprehensive rankings of that influence Quantitative 237 subjects, among which 175 are science and technology and 62 are social sciences Q1 (top 25%); Q2 (26%–50%); Q3 (51%–75%); Q4 (76%–100%) 
Journal listEvaluation purposesEvaluation methodsEvaluation results
DisciplinesGrades
CSCD Provide a basis for selecting source journals for CSCD and journal evaluation Qualitative & quantitative 61 discipline categories Core source journals; Extended source journals 
JPT Help Chinese researchers to distinguish the JIF of journals across different disciplines Quantitative 18 major disciplines and 229 minor disciplines T1 (top 5%); T2 (6%–20%); T3 (21%–50%); T4 (51%–100%) 
AMI Help and improve journal quality, and increase the recognition of journals in the SSH Qualitative & quantitative Three broad subject categories, 23 subject categories, and 33 subject subcategories Top journals; Authoritative journals; Core journals; Extended journals; Indexed journals 
CJCR Be used for quantitative analysis and scientific evaluation of the characteristics and discipline status of journals, and providing a basis for scientific research management Qualitative & quantitative 112 subject classifications in the natural sciences and 40 in the social sciences Natural sciences volume; Social sciences volume 
GCJC Help library intelligence departments to purchase and reserve books as an informational reference, and help tutors develop reading lists Qualitative & quantitative Seven categories and 78 discipline categories Core journals 
CSSCI Provide a reference for evaluation, performance appraisal, management, and research Qualitative & quantitative 25 disciplines Core source journals; Extended source journals 
WAJCI To explore scientific and comprehensive evaluation methods for measuring the influence of journals, and to provide objective statistics and comprehensive rankings of that influence Quantitative 237 subjects, among which 175 are science and technology and 62 are social sciences Q1 (top 25%); Q2 (26%–50%); Q3 (51%–75%); Q4 (76%–100%) 
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