On the morning of June 13th, the 2016 FEC Editors’ Annual Meeting was held at Room 801, School of Economics, SUFE. Executive Editor Prof. Zhiqi Chen presided over the meeting. Present at the meeting were Prof. Guoqiang Tian, Editor of the FEC and Dean of IAR; Co-Editors Prof. Chunrong Ai, Prof. Kevin Xiaodong Huang and Prof. Guanzhong James Wen; Liguo Lin, Vice Dean of IAR; Yuanyuan Chen, IAR Assistant to Dean and head in charge of the FEC editorial office administration; Xudong Chen, IAR Assistant to Dean; Mr. Hai Liu, Director of Social Science and Humanities Academic Publications, Higher Education Press; along with two editor assistants.
At the meeting, Prof. Guoqiang Tian spoke highly of the work done by the editorial team and Higher Education Press, and expressed wishes for all parties to make persistent efforts for further progress considering that the journal was still at a critical initial period of growth. The editorial staff presented a work report and shared with the participants various indicators and performance metrics of the journal in the last few years. Prof. Zhiqi Chen briefed the meeting on the progress of the special issue on international trade. Director Hai Liu reported FEC’s new achievements in database inclusion and new media publicity. The participants had in-depth discussions on the adjustment of the aims and scope of the FEC, double-blind review policy, and relevant financial regulations, and exchanged ideas on overseas publisher cooperation plan, further improvement of the FEC’s international influence, language quality guarantee of published papers, etc. The meeting approved the proposal of adjusting the scope of the FEC according to the principle of highlighting its characteristics, properly extending the emphasis of its previous scope from “the Chinese economy or other transition economies” to “the Chinese economy and other, emerging, developing or transition economies”.