Wiley-VCH forms publishing partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences

October 11, 2004

The Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Wiley-VCH announced today the signing of an agreement to publish the Institute's flagship journal, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, starting in January 2005.

Within this partnership, SIOC and Wiley-VCH will be joint owners, and SIOC will continue to provide its editorial expertise for the journal, which is administrated by the Chinese Chemical Society. In turn, Wiley-VCH will bring its publishing expertise and be responsible for marketing and distributing the Chinese Journal of Chemistry all over the world, apart from in mainland China. This also includes online publication via Wiley InterScience (http://www.interscience.wiley.com).

SIOC Executive Director Biao Jiang commented, "This partnership will promote dialog among all national chemistry communities and will increase the international reach and importance of the Chinese Journal of Chemistry." Shengming Ma, Director of the Editorial Office, added, "I'm particularly excited because the cooperation will put the journal in an international environment, which will surely bring the journal to a new level. This effort will also enhance services for both readers and authors. The new online platform will improve searchability and reference linking, and will allow the even timelier publication of significant research. I very much appreciate that our journal will be available on the same platform as other top journals, such as Angewandte Chemie and Chemistry - A European Journal."

According to Manfred Antoni, Managing Director at Wiley-VCH, both the chemical community in China as well as that in the rest of the world will benefit: "We are pleased that the SIOC has chosen Wiley-VCH as its publishing partner. This is our first Chinese-German partnership, and it will advance Wiley-VCH's significant presence in chemistry publishing as well as its expertise as a society publisher, enhance its ability to serve the chemistry community, and enrich the Wiley InterScience service."

Founded in 1983 under the name Acta Chimica Sinica English Edition and renamed in 1990 as the Chinese Journal of Chemistry, the journal covers all fields of chemistry, primarily in the form of original research papers. The Chinese Journal of Chemistry has been indexed/ abstracted in such services as Chemical Abstracts, Science Citation Index, and Current Bibliography on Science and Technology (Japan).

SIOC, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was founded in 1950, following the initial merger of the Institute of Chemistry of the former Central Academy of Sciences with the Institute of Chemistry and Institute of Materia Medica at the former Peking Academy of Sciences.

Founded in 1921 as Verlag Chemie, Wiley-VCH is a premier publisher in chemistry. Part of the global John Wiley & Sons, Inc. group of publishers since 1996, Wiley-VCH bundles its publishing activities in the various areas of natural and engineering sciences as well as economics. Wiley-VCH cooperates closely with a large number of scientific societies and partners, publishing a wide range of journals that reflect their individual scope and expertise.

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