A new Memorandum of Understanding between Taylor & Francis Group and the Center for Science Communication, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) will see content and metadata from Taylor & Francis’ fully Open Access journals deposited in the NSFC repository. The partnership will enable wider discovery of Open Access journal content for Chinese researchers, and bring greater exposure in China for Taylor & Francis authors.
Taylor & Francis will also support the Center for Science Communication, NSFC, to develop and promote sharing policies, co-sponsored events and researcher surveys in line with the NSFC’s aims of furthering Chinese research in core scientific fields and promoting knowledge sharing within China.
The Center for Science Communication, NSFC strives to encourage and facilitate international academic exchange for Chinese researchers. Its new partnership with Taylor & Francis will play an integral part in promoting Chinese research internationally, and help the NSFC to develop links with the global research network.
Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Editorial Director, China explains: “This partnership allows us to improve discoverability of the Taylor & Francis Open Access journals program for researchers funded by the National Natural Science Foundation. It also allows us to provide a range of publishing support services which will enable the Center for Science Communication, NSFC to progress its international research collaboration goals”.
The Center for Science Communication, NSFC commented: “We hope that the Center for Science Communication, NSFC and Taylor & Francis Group will work together to take the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding as a new starting point, and put it into practical action to support and promote the further development of China's science fund and basic research”.
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About Taylor & Francis Group
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. As one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, ebooks and reference works our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, and Technology and Medicine.
From our network of offices in Oxford, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies and authors and tailored, efficient customer service to our library colleagues.
About the National Natural Science Foundation of China
Since its establishment in 1986, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (the “Foundation”) has implemented a rigorous and objective merit-review system to fulfill its mission of supporting basic research, fostering talented researchers, developing international cooperation and promoting socio-economic development. At present, over 1,500 host institutions are granted the funding per year. The Center for Science Communication is directly affiliated to the Foundation. It is responsible for spreading the Foundation’s policy, funding strategy and performance; expanding communication channels; enriching content of communication and establishing the image of the Foundation.