Chinese science journals given global reach, available online via Elsevier’s ScienceDirect Wednesday, 5 April 2006 11:00 pmPosted by Dongmei in biology, chemistry, databases, e-journals, Library Resources, science related news.
Research published in 34 Chinese science journals is being made available to an international audience for the first time, under a scheme launched on last Monday (27 March).
Elsevier, a major player in academic publishing, will provide access to the English-language journals through its online database ScienceDirect for free in 2006. But the service will be subscription-only from 2007.
The first 34 journals being made available include Agricultural Sciences in China, Acta Genetica Sinica, and the Journal of the Chinese Medical Association.
In addition, Elsevier has agreed to publish English translations of important papers that are published in six Chinese-language science journal
The concern is that the researchers in some small Chinese institutions will not be able to afford to pay the subscription fees for ScienceDirect or other international online databases.