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Edgy New Science Magazine Debuts in China
19 January 2009 7:50 am
BEIJING—Chinese scientists have long hungered for a news forum they could call their own: a magazine that would probe beyond the headlines of the latest findings and explore issues critical to their professional lives, such as the latest funding trends and which high-profile expats are coming home. They now have it: Science News (科学新闻), a biweekly that had its coming out party here on 16 January. (The publication has no relation to the long-running U.S. magazine Science News, itself now a biweekly.)
China’s Science News debuted this month with a diverse collection of journalist-penned articles, including an investigation of pollution on the Songhua River in northeastern China and a feature on the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST; Science, 4 April 2008, p. 34). Science News is borne of the establishment: Its publisher is the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Nevertheless, Science News’s editor, veteran science journalist Jia Hepeng, promises that his magazine will have an edge as his team of young journalists digs into shoddy science and shady funding practices. (Any skeletons in CAS’s closet, Jia acknowledges, may have to stay there.)
Science News, available by subscription and on select newsstands here, will have an initial print run of 30,000 copies, with a target of 50,000 by year end.