(4 May 2016) Launching today, TandFChina.com is Taylor & Francis’ online hub for the scholarly community in China. It offers key resources for authors, researchers, journal editors, research librarians and learned societies in Mandarin, as well as being a gateway to all Taylor & Francis content, both books and journals and from all imprints (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, CRC Press and Garland Science).
More than 70,000 China-based researchers published in Taylor & Francis journals in 2015, almost five times the figure in 2010, and accounting for 16% of authors published that year. This number continues to grow, with over 25,000 published so far in 2016. Taylor & Francis already provides guidance for aspiring, new and experienced researchers but the launch of TandFChina.com brings this to Chinese authors in Mandarin, with key information on such areas as publishing a book, selecting and submitting to a journal, promoting research, and Open Access publishing. With links to English language editing services and videos and infographics in Mandarin, TandFchina.com will help visitors better understand and navigate the publishing process.
Dedicated sections for journal editors, research librarians and learned societies support each of these publishing partners, while links to Taylor & Francis Online, Taylor & Francis ebooks and CRC Netbase are quick to navigate to. Latest news from the Group will also offer regional updates and insights on the scholarly publishing landscape within China. Previewed at Taylor & Francis events in Hong Kong and Beijing, Xin Jin, Editor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters, commented, “This Chinese website of Taylor & Francis Group will greatly enhance the interaction between publishers, editors and authors; enable Chinese editors to catch up with the latest news from Taylor & Francis Group and the overall publishing industry … Congratulations and thanks!”
Of the launch, Roger Horton (Chief Executive, Taylor & Francis Group) said, “During my 20 years at Taylor & Francis I have been delighted to see us develop to become a truly global academic publisher. Recently I have taken a great pleasure and pride in helping Taylor & Francis establish a greater presence in Asia, and particularly in China. It is vital that we connect with all our academic partners in China, and this initiative is another important step on the journey we wish to take in China over the coming years.”
Eng Guan Ang, Managing Director, Taylor & Francis China said: “I am excited for the future of Taylor & Francis in China. Whether you are a librarian, an author of book or journal article, editor or academic society, I believe your partnership with us will increase the awareness of global audiences of the increasingly important role Chinese scholarship is playing internationally. This website will make our partnership even more efficient and easier.”