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CASISD, Elsevier and CNKI Jointly Released Think Tank Journals (Version 1.0)



Think tank research now features integration and fusion of multiple disciplines and fields with the number of academic papers published in journals increasing exponentially. To accurately find relevant journals and to effectively identify the cutting-edge issues of think tank research are important problems faced by the whole think tank community. 

To this end, Institutes of Science and Development of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASISD), Elsevier Ltd. and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) jointly released the Think Tank Journals Group (Version 1.0) in Beijing on September 28th, to promote the scientific development of think tank research and to form a community. Nearly 200 people from national high-caliber think tank pilot organizations, universities, research institutions and think tank journals attended. 

In the selection process, firstly, the keyword sets in the fields of think tank research were generated by using Double Helix Methodology and matched with journal databases. After the quantitative similarity calculations and qualitative discussions by experts, a number of English and Chinese journals are selected for inclusion in the Think Tank Journals Group (Version 1.0) based on the principles of voluntary membership and double-blind verification. The selected journals can be considered as representative journals of think tank research. 

CASISD has been committed to promoting the scientization and specialization of think tank research, supporting decision making with high-level academic research, and actively exploring the theoretical and methodological paradigm of think tank research. The publishing of the Think Tank Journals is significant for the "root seeking” of think-tank research, which traces the academic roots of think-tank research. It promoted the scientific development of think tank research as a discipline, providing academic-oriented researchers with opportunity, orientation and carrier for their scientific research.

Selected English journals are listed as below:

Accounting, Organizations and Society

Case Studies on Transport Policy

Climate Risk Management

Cognitive Systems Research

Computers & Operations Research

Data & Knowledge Engineering

Decision Analytics Journal

Decision Support Systems

Development Engineering

Digital Business

Economic Systems

Economics of Education Review


Energy Conversion and Management

Energy Economics

Energy Research & Social Science

Energy Strategy Reviews

Environmental Science & Policy

EURO Journal on Decision Processes

Evaluation and Program Planning

Expert Systems with Applications

Food Policy


Fuzzy Sets and Systems

Global Environmental Change

Health Policy

Information & Management

Information and Organization

Information Processing & Management

Information Sciences

International Journal of Accounting Information Systems

International Journal of Approximate Reasoning

International Journal of Information Management

International Journal of Information Management Data Insights

International Journal of Production Economics

Journal of Development Economics

Journal of Engineering and Technology Management

Journal of Environmental Economics and Management

Journal of Family Business Strategy

Journal of Innovation & Knowledge

Journal of Policy Modeling

Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management

Journal of Urban Management

Journal of World Business

Land Use Policy

Library & Information Science Research

Long Range Planning

Operations Research for Health Care

Operations Research Perspectives

Process Safety and Environmental Protection

Project Leadership and Society

Research Policy

Resources Policy

Safety and Health at Work

Safety Science

Social Networks

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Technology in Society


The Journal of High Technology Management Research

The Journal of Strategic Information Systems

Transport Policy

Utilities Policy

World Development

World Development Sustainability


 CASISD, Elsevier and CNKI Jointly Released Think Tank Journals (Version 1.0) (Image by CASISD)