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The scholarly publishing industry in China: overview and opportunities

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The rapid growth of government investment in scientific research in China over past decades has also caused the scholarly publishing industry to go through great changes. Nevertheless, there is a big gap between the state of China's scholarly publishing industry and the current demands of international scientific communication. Globalization and digitization developments are currently widening this gap. Based on desk research, face-to-face interviews, observations, and experience, we identify the current business challenges for scholarly publishing in China, and provide a list of suggestions to narrow the gap.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2012

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  • Editor in Chief: Pippa Smart
    North American Editor: Judy Luther

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