(18 Dec 2020) In May 2020, the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and OUP signed the first Read and Publish (R&P) agreement in Mainland China. R&P agreements allow researchers from participating institutions to read high quality, high impact research, as well as publish accepted articles through the OA model without paying an open access charge individually. These fair and equitable agreements further open access publishing in a sustainable way and help make research output available to everyone around the world.
Based on this project, Kunhua Zhao, a librarian from CAS, spoke to OUP’s Rhodri Jackson (Publishing Director, Open Access), and Kimi Zeng (Senior Consultant), to gather their views on open access publishing and R&P.
The interview in full can be found here.