Thursday 04 June 2020

New Research Assessment Policies in China

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Date and Time:

Thursday 4 June 09:00 - 10:30 EDT (New York); 14:00 - 15:30 BST (UK); 15:00 - 16:30 CEST (Central Europe) 

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Chair: Matthias Wahls, Publishing Consultant 


Jie Xu, PhD, Professor, School of Information Management, Wuhan University

Tao Tao, Independent Consultant


The Chinese government has released policy changes on how it will assess researchers.  In this webinar, our speakers will review the changes and discuss how these may influence the publishing behaviour of Chinese academics and researchers within STM. They will also consider the wider implications for the international research and publishing landscape.

Who should attend and why

Senior managers and leaders within STM publishing organisations (Editors, Publishers, Editorial Directors) worldwide. This webinar aims to provide an informed view of the implications of the policy changes, how STM research and publishing may be impacted and what plans publishers and societies should start to put in place.

Chair and Speakers

Chair: Matthias Wahls, Managing Director, M. Wahls Intercultural Publishing Consultancy
Matthias Wahls, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience in the international academic publishing industry. He started his publishing career at Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, in 1999 and in 2003, he joined Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden. As per 2005, he took over the responsibility of Business Development Manager and managed Brill’s market entry in China between 2005-2009. As one major result of his China-related activities for Brill, the newly established publishing program on Modern and Contemporary Chinese Studies was launched internationally by the Leiden based publisher, in 2009. In 2010 he established the independent M. Wahls Publishing Consultancy, based in the Hague, the Netherlands.  He has worked with numerous international publishing houses and speaks regularly on the Chinese Publishing Industry and its internationalization ambitions in Germany, the Netherlands, and the PR China. He has meanwhile supervised +12 students on either BA and MA level.

photo Matthias Wahls
Dr. Jie Xul, Professor, School of Information Management, Wuhan University of China
Dr Jie is Deputy Director of the Publishing Studies Department, which is the earliest and biggest program for publishing studies in the country. She is also a Senior Academic Associate of CIBER Research Ltd. Her research interests are scholarly communication and information behavior. With her assistant, Wuhan University launched three international academic journals together with esteemed Western publishers in the past five years. These journals are Bamboo and Manuscript (Brill), Chinese Journal of Environmental Law (Brill), and Data and Information Management (De Gruyter). She is now doing a research about predatory journal publishing in China. 

photo Jie Xu
Tao Tao, Consultant, Tao-Consulting
Tao Tao is an independent consultant focusing on the Chinese academic market. She has worked in the scholarly publishing industry for her entire career, starting as Associate Editor of Chinese Medical Journal, the oldest academic periodical in China. Later she joined The Charlesworth Group, a UK publishing services company, and helped establish their first overseas office in Beijing and held the position of General Manager for 15 years before moving to the US office as Vice President of China Sales. Years of work in China and in the US has given Tao a good understanding of both the Chinese and Western community of academic communications.

photo Tao Tao

Registration and Booking

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Non-Members £85 excl VAT per person

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