University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (6): 2009065.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202009065

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Chinese Symbols on the Covers of the Well-Known Chemical Journals

Yonghong Hu1, Yimeng Zhu2, Shuya Wang2, Xi Chen2,*()   

  1. 1 College of Humanities, Xiamen Huaxia University, Xiamen 361024, Fujian Province, China
    2 Colleague of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, Fujian Province, China
  • Received:2020-09-28 Accepted:2020-11-12 Published:2020-12-21
  • Contact: Xi Chen


Journal cover is an important medium to present the research results ideologically, and further reveals the cultural backgrounds of the authors. In this paper, the covers with Chinese symbols of six well-known chemical journals from January 2011 to April 2020 have been selected. Using several typical cases, we analyze the author's considerations on the fusion with Chinese symbols in the corresponding chemical process or reaction mechanisms, and try to explore the cultural representation of Chinese symbols in the expression of chemical research results.

Key words: Chemical journal, Chinese symbols, Cover, Culture present