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SAGE Publishing signs agreement with the Chinese Academy of Science for all gold Open Access journals to be available on the GoOA platform

June 30, 2016

London, UK. SAGE Publishing, a leading independent and academic publisher, today announces that it has signed an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) to make all their gold Open Access (OA) journals available on CAS’s GoOA platform to support access to research in the country.

Funded by CAS, and run by the National Science Library at CAS, GoOA is a non-commercial service, freely available to all scholars and institutions in China. Providing access to SAGE’s OA articles in the region via the GoOA platform, this deal aims to both increase the academic influence of open access, as well as assist in providing quality research to Chinese researchers.

Rosalia da Garcia, Executive Director- Consortia/Library Sales & Marketing Asia-Pacific, SAGE Publishing commented:

“Education and research are at the heart of any healthy society and a key part of our publishing mission here at SAGE is the global dissemination of knowledge. This agreement with the CAS is a very exciting opportunity to provide access to our high-quality portfolio of OA journals in China and we look forward to working with the CAS to better support researchers within the region access key material to further promote learning and development.”

Huang Xiangyang, Director of CAS library, additionally remarked:

“Launched last year, GoOA is a resource providing invaluable scholarship to researchers within China and we are constantly looking to develop this service even further, providing access to a larger and higher-quality body of research for scholars and academics. In pursuit of this aim, we are thrilled with this new agreement with SAGE Publishing to provide access to their gold OA journals collection in order to facilitate greater access in China to important research.”

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. www.sagepublishing.com

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is the linchpin of China’s drive to explore and harness high technology and the natural sciences for the benefit of China and the world. Comprising a comprehensive research and development network, a merit-based learned society and a system of higher education, CAS brings together scientists and engineers from China and around the world to address both theoretical and applied problems using world-class scientific and management approaches.  http://english.cas.cn/about_us/introduction/201501/t20150114_135284.shtml

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