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ScienceNet (科学网)
Web address
Commercial? No
Type of site
Virtual Community
Available in Simplified Chinese
Owner Science Times Media Group (STMG)
Launched Jan, 2007
Alexa rank
positive decrease 24,041 (April 2014)[1] (Chinese: 科学网) is a science virtual community and science blog. It is launched by Science Times Media Group (STMG) and supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China with the mission of establishing global Chinese science community.[2] Since its launch on January 18, 2007, a total of 5,553 scientists and graduate students have blogged on ScienceNet.[3]

According to the editorial board of ScienceNet, it has been ranking the top one among Chinese science websites.[4]



  • January 18, 2007: official launch
  • April 2008: the selecting blog articles of 2007 year on ScienceNet was published — 《智者不惑》 [9]
  • September–December 2008: held the first national youth science blogs competition
  • July 2009: the selecting blog articles of 2008 year on ScienceNet was published — 《流动的科学》 [10]
  • November 2009: the selecting blog articles of Yu-Chi Ho on ScienceNet was published — 《科学人生纵横》 [11]
  • April–June 2001: held the second national youth science blogs competition [12]
  • April 2010: ScienceNet opened an account on Sina Weibo [13]


Rao Yi and Cui Keming debated on hiring policies by posting their opinions on ScienceNet and was further featured by the Editorial of magzazine Nature.[14][15][16][5]

Professor Chen Yongjiang posted a series of articles on ScienceNet to uncover the academic fraud case happened in Xi'an Jiaotong University. The main criminal Li Lianshen was finally fired by the university after the following report of State Media.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ "科学网编辑部博客". Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  3. ^ "科学网博客用户列表". Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  4. ^ "关于我们--科学网网站排名". Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Culture clash in China". Retrieved 2010-07-02. 
  6. ^ "陈永江科学网博客". Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  7. ^ "焦点访谈视频". Retrieved 2010-06-30. 
  8. ^ "取消李连生教授职务解除其教师聘用合同". Retrieved 2010-06-30. 

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