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.”