Open science is not only about paywalls – it is also about guaranteeing that everybody across the globe can freely and fairly participate in disseminating knowledge. Chinese science is on the rise – an estimated one-third of the worldwide scientific output in 2016 was published in China (Xie & Freeman, 2019). However, Chinese publications face considerable challenges, both structural and cultural, when it comes to communicating science to non-Chinese communities. The mission of ScienceOpen is to remove these obstacles and open Chinese research to a wider audience. To make this happen, ScienceOpen partners with several institutions from China to host and represent their content within its open research network and to help make it easily discoverable in the digital space. In the ScienceOpen database you can find thousands of Chinese research articles. Would you like to get to know the most relevant papers but do not know where to start? Then our featured and non-featured Collections are the right go-to resource! Those article selections integrate handpicked papers highlighting state-of-the-art science. They are a perfect point of departure for anyone wishing to explore new strands of research. As there’s over a dozen (!) Collections from Chinese researchers, we thought we would give you a walk-through and introduce the Collections with which you can begin your adventure!
(Super)integration of content
ScienceOpen includes two Super Collections, which bundle hundreds of the most relevant publications across the fields of medicine and engineering. The large number of high-quality publications across diverse fields makes these Super Collection a superb place to discover Chinese research:
- Tsinghua University Press
- Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology) – computer science, civil engineering and renewable energy
- Tsinghua Science and Technology – computer and electronic engineering
Even more on medicine…
We are proud to open up Chinese research to medical practitioners and researchers worldwide. Have a look below for more medicine and health science Collections:
…and something for the fans of radars!
The Journal of Radars is jointly run by the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IECAS) and the China Radar Industry Association (CRIA). Being a high-level academic exchange platform in China’s radar research, the journal covers the most important developments in radar technology and highlights the modern and highly diverse uses of radars.
All articles are Open Access and published under a Creative Commons 4.0 license which allows for free re-distribution and re-use.
Overcoming language barriers
In order to minimize the burden of language obstacles, ScienceOpen partners with Chinese language journals that traditionally host inside China, but have some English language content such as abstracts and translated featured articles. This facilitates opening up research to the global scholarly community and is a further step in creating international peer networks. For example, Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET) – Eastern and Western Perspectives features bilingual titles, abstracts, and keywords – arguably the three most important metadata details for research discovery.
For years, ScienceOpen has championed solutions that do away with geographic boundaries and promote a truly global system for scientific communication. On top of partnering with numerous Chinese publishers and university presses, ScienceOpen also co-operates closely with other global institutions or multiplier networks and databases such as the AfricArXiv or SciELO. If your company or journal aims for open global science solutions, contact Stephanie Dawson and get to know more about cooperation opportunities with ScienceOpen.
Xie, Q. and Freeman, R.B. (2019), Bigger Than You Thought: China’s Contribution to Scientific Publications and Its Impact on the Global Economy. China & World Economy, 27: 1-27. doi:10.1111/cwe.12265