Academic publisher Taylor & Francis has launched an online hub for its scholarly customers and partners in China in recognition of the "important role" Chinese scholarship is playing internationally.
TandFChina.com, launching today (4th May), will offer key resources in Mandarin to the scholarly community in China, composed of authors, researchers, journal editors, research librarians and learned societies, and act as "a gateway" to T&F content across all imprints (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press and Garland Science), including both books and journals.
More than 70,000 China-based researchers published in T&F journals in 2015 - a five-fold increase on the number it published in 2010, accounting for 16% of its authors that year. According to the publisher, this number is growing, with over 25,000 published so far in 2016.
The launch of TandFChina.com will serve to help visitors "better understand and navigate the publishing process", by providing "key" guidance to Chinese authors in Mandarin, such as information on selecting and submitting to a journal, promoting research, and Open Access publishing, and links to English language editing services, videos and infographics in Mandarin.
The website will have dedicated sections for journal editors, research librarians and learned societies to support each of these publishing partners, while allowing easy access to Taylor & Francis Online, Taylor & Francis ebooks and CRC Netbase.
Latest news from the group will also offer regional updates and insights on the scholarly publishing landscape within China.
Roger Horton, T&F chief executive, said: “During my 20 years at Taylor & Francis I have been delighted to see us develop to become a truly global academic publisher. Recently I have taken a great pleasure and pride in helping Taylor & Francis establish a greater presence in Asia, and particularly in China. It is vital that we connect with all our academic partners in China, and this initiative is another important step on the journey we wish to take in China over the coming years.”
Eng Guan Ang, m.d., Taylor & Francis China, said: “I am excited for the future of Taylor & Francis in China. Whether you are a librarian, an author of book or journal article, editor or academic society, I believe your partnership with us will increase the awareness of global audiences of the increasingly important role Chinese scholarship is playing internationally. This website will make our partnership even more efficient and easier.”