China's Research Funders Announce Open Access Policies

Yojana Sharma | University World News | May 23, 2014

China’s top science funding agencies – the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China – have issued new open access policies on research in a move to make research widely available. The academy said open access would “facilitate knowledge dissemination and accelerate the globalisation of science”.

The announcements came in advance of a meeting of the Global Research Council, or GRC, which brings together leaders of funding agencies from around the world. This year’s annual meeting will be held in Beijing next week – from 26-28 May.

China has been supportive of the GRC’s action plan for open access to publications...