Recently, the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), announced the results of its evaluation of journals published in China for funding through “the Project for Enhancing International Impact of China STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) Journals, stageⅡ, 2017, Category D”. The independent selection procedure for all journals included initial qualification examinations, in person presentations and application defense, and independent expert reviews. Petroleum, sponsored by Southwest Petroleum University, is among the 20 journals that CAST selected out of 91 candidates that went through the selection procedure.
The project is a joint initiative from CAST, the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The project comprises the largest funding in China to date, with the widest scope, and having the most profound impact.