Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) took a major step in extending its international presence when we began translating selected journal content into Chinese in 2001. Today, after 85 issues and more than 1,400 translations of EHP articles, we are announcing our decision to discontinue publishing our Chinese Edition in order to pursue new forms of international outreach.
Since its inception, the Chinese Edition has reached Chinese-speaking audiences in China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, as well as other countries all over the world. Our readers have included public health workers, environmental health sector professionals, researchers, policy makers, business executives, journalists, and members of the general public.
To expand distribution of the Chinese Edition, EHP established a partnership with Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2004. Through this cooperative effort, the Chinese Edition not only reached more people but was also improved by a higher quality of translation and production.
Importantly, this partnership established a communication channel with the Chinese research community. We shared information with Chinese scientists on the criteria and standards for a good research paper....