On May 8, 2020, Vice President Sun Shigang made special investigation in the Institute of Agricultural Information and Economics on the editing and publishing of the periodicals Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Sinica, Journal of Hebei Agricultural Sciences and Modern Rural Science and Technology.
At the meeting, Sun Limin, editor-in-chief of Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Sinica, Du Xiaodong, director of the editorial office for Journal of Hebei Agricultural Sciences and Liu Junying, director of the editorial office for Modern Rural Science and Technology, reported the history, current situation and future working plan about the respective periodicals.
After listening to the reports, Sun Shigang asked the existing problems affecting the development of the periodicals and affirmed the progresses obtained, such as Acta Agriculturae Boreali-Sinica has successfully adopted measures to improve impact factors and got several honors; Journal of Hebei Agricultural Sciences has enhanced the social influence by setting up special columns and publishing special editions; Modern Rural Science and Technology has created new issuing pattern and broadened distribution channels. He encourages the periodicals to further strengthen the construction of author team and broaden source of paper contributions, at the same time, pay attention to the training of young editors and providing advisories for the research management of HAAFS.
Director Ma Huijie and Vice Director Fan Fengcui of the Institute of Agricultural Information and Economics attended the meeting.