Journal of Hunan University (Natural Sciences) (ISSN 1674-2974, CN 43-1061/N) is a comprehensive academic journal, administrated by the Ministry of Education of China, sponsored by Hunan University, and published byPeriodical Department of Hunan University. It was founded in 1956, published bimonthly until 2006, and published monthly since 2007.
The Journal is mainly devoted to publishing academic papers and reports that are of creativeness and present the latest achievement of scientific research, andthe columns include: civil engineering, mechanical and vehicle engineering, electrical and information engineering, computer science and engineering, materials science and engineering. Contributions from the above fields are welcome.
Since 2014, the Journal has been publishing according to two different volumes alternately. To be specific, Volume A focuses on civil engineering, composed of 6 issues annually (No.1, No.3, No.5, No.7, No.9, and No.11), and the rest columns are packed into Volume B, which is also composed of 6 issues annually (No.2, No.4, No.6, No.8, No.10, and No.12).
In recent years, the Journal was consecutively awarded “The High-quality Scientific Journal in Chinese Universities” by the Ministry of Education of China in 2016, 2018 and 2020, “The First Prize of Excellent Quality of Compilation of Scientific Journals in Chinese Universities” in 2009, “The Second Prize of Chinese Online Excellent Scientific Journals” in 2010. Meanwhile, it won twice the honor as one of the ten most influential scientific journals in HunanProvince.
The Journal is one of the source publications of EI Compendex, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), INSPEC Acquisitions Section, the Institute of Scientific Information (VINITI), Nederland Scopus, etc.