On Dec. 14th, 2019, held by Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, SASS, the 40th Anniversary of Social Science Research & Innovation and Development of Humanities and Social Science Journals in New Era Seminar was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The conference aimed to further promote academic innovation and high-quality development of journals, boost the construction of journals with distinctive features, and accelerate the construction of philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics; almost 100 scholars, chief editors and presidents of major academic journals attended the meeting, involved Social Sciences in China Press, Xinhua Digest, etc.
The opening ceremony was begun by Deputy-president Yao Leye of SASS, and Professor Li Houqiang, the secretary of the Party Committee of SASS, and the chief editor of Social Science Research delivered a welcome speech; then Deputy Editor-in-chief Li Hongyan of Social Science Research and President Hu Guilin of Sichuan Journal Association addressed respectively, President He Pin of Social Science Research introduced the background of the journal, and Gao Zhongwei, the deputy minister of the Publicity Department of Sichuan Provincial Party Committee of CPC delivered a speech at last.
Prof. Li praised the hard work of editors from generation to generation, and raised new expectations for the innovative development of humanities and social science journals in the new era as well, in which three issues were emphasized: the 1st was development orientation and comparative advantages, the 2nd was the integration between periodicals and medias for expanding the social influence of periodicals, and the 3rd was accelerating the internationalization of Chinese periodicals.
At the symposium, Zhang Yibin, the senior professor of Nanjing University, the Yangtze River Scholar & distinguished professor Zhou Xiaohong, Yu Yang, the editor-in-chief of Xinhua Digest and so on gave wonderful keynote speeches, then heated discussions were carried on, for promoting the high-quality development of academic journals. Participants held a unanimous belief that the academic journals in new era should always adhere to the correct political direction, as well as the necessary of strengthen the sense of problems, quality products and innovation for high quality academic journals.
Founded in 1979, Social Science Research was established by Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, which was a comprehensive academic journal of humanities and social sciences published in China and abroad.