OUP agrees first Read & Publish deal in China

OUP agrees first Read & Publish deal in China

Oxford University Press and the National Science Library's Chinese Academy of Science have announced a new Read & Publish agreement said to be the first of its kind in mainland China.
 
Covering 26 of the institutions of the Chinese Academy of Science, the three-year deal provides complete access to OUP’s journals collection for participating institutions and over the course of the deal will mean that an increasing amount of the research outputs produced by participating CAS researchers is published Open Access. 
 
Huizhou Liu, director of the National Science Library, said: "As an organisation that has long been active in promotion of Open Access, we are delighted that OUP is enthusiastic about partnering with us to ensure scientific research results from publicly funded research projects reach the public. Taking this agreement as the starting point, NSLC will be continuously strengthening the implementation of the Open Access policy of CAS, as well as working to promote the transition towards Open Access with more partners."
 
Rhodri Jackson, editorial director for Open Access at OUP, added: "As the largest university press publisher of Open Access research, I’m delighted we have been able to reach this agreement with CAS. Working with the world’s largest research organisation to further the transition towards Open Access and strengthen the exchange of knowledge within the international scientific community is truly exciting."