Source: China State Council Information Office 3
Higher Education Press (HEP), one of China’s largest and most renowned educational publishers, signed a strategic partnership agreement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Wiley), a multinational publishing company and leader in research and education, during the 28th Beijing International Book Fair (BIBF) held Sept. 14 to 18 in Beijing.
The agreement was signed by Su Yuheng, president of HEP, and Philip Kisray, senior vice president and general manager of Wiley.
The agreement paves the way for the two parties to cooperate in three major areas including academic journal publishing and scientific research services, book copyright trade and digitization.
Together, they will build a high-quality repository of English-language academic journals with global influence, solidifying the international reputation of digital teaching platforms that provide first-class content, and developing a system for sharing scientific research.
Su said that when it comes to education publishing, academic publishing, and online education and related services, HEP is eager to explore a new frontier in information technology.
He said that for more than three decades, HEP and Wiley have fostered a collaborative partnership in the copyright sector based on mutual respect and that this next step signals an opportunity to build a community with a shared future of mankind.
“Promoting scientific and technological innovation is the core strategy of China’s 14th Five-Year Plan,” said Kisray. “Academic titles remain a vital form of dissemination carriers of scholarly publication, playing a crucial role promoting exchanges and progress in science and technology.”
According to Kisray, in the past year, a total of 176 Chinese academic journals have been included in SCI, however, compared with the number of published Chinese papers, China’s English STM journals still “have enormous potential in growth.”
“We see today as the beginning of what we believe will be a long-term and transformative strategic partnership between China’s prestigious premier comprehensive publishing house, HEP, and Wiley, a leading research and education publisher in the world. We believe that this combination of a strong journal publishing global network and continuous technology advancement of a world-leading platform will strengthen HEP’s social and academic influence in China and across the world,” he added.