• The Charlesworth Group

Exploring the Growth and Future Development of Open Access Publishing in China

Monday 25th October  |  8PM Beijing time, 1PM UK time, 2PM CET, 8AM EST

This webinar will explore the development and trends in open access publishing in China. The conversation will discuss the growth of APC funded open access publishing, the development of new local open access journals, and moves by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) towards a transformative model.

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Dr. Shuai Yan  

Dr. Shuai Yan is currently an independent consultant, based in Beijing. His previous career endeavours include Academic Relationship Director, Springer Nature Greater China; Associate Chief Editor of Tsinghua University Press (TUP), Director of TUP’s Journal Publishing Center, and Editor in Chief of Journal of Tsinghua University (Science and Technology).



Dr. Zhao Yan, Director of Collection Development, National Science Library of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Dr. Zhao Yan oversees systemwide licensing, open access publisher agreements, and is responsible for the negotiation, licensing and management of shared digital materials for CAS Institutional libraries. Since 2013, she has held several roles related to advancing open access in the scholarly communications system, including leading SCOAP3 working group in China, engaging more Chinese parties involved in the OA2020 initiative, implementing open access policies and transformative agreements in CAS. She is also the member of both the Government Council and the Executive Committee of SCOAP3.  She earned her Ph.D. in Information Science at University of CAS.


Mr. Guangliang Li, General Manager of KeAi Publishing (a joint venture of Elsevier and China Science Publishing Media Group)

Mr. Guangliang Li joined RELX (parent company of Elsevier) as Government Affairs Director of China in July 2020. Prior to that, he worked with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press gaining 12 years of experience in academic publishing, and his last position was Editor-in-Chief.


Mr. Qian(Kevin)Liu, Journal Development Manager at Chinese Medical Association Publishing House

Mr. Qian(Kevin)Liu graduated from Medical School, Shandong University. In 2004, Kevin entered Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), where he worked in Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (published by Blackwell) as an assistant editor. In 2008, Kevin moved to Tianjin Medical University General Hospital to run Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer. In 2010, together with other experts, he launched Thoracic Cancer as the managing editor with Wiley-Blackwell. In 2016, Kevin took the role as managing editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. Kevin is an experienced medical editor and knows Chinese medical journals well. Kevin is also a Wiley’s Open Science Ambassador. 

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