Donnerstag, 08. Dezember 2016


  • Pressemitteilung BoxID 348377

National Library of China provides national access to Cambridge Journals Digital Archive

The National Library of China (NLC) has gained access to the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive (CJDA) Complete Collection

(lifePR) (Cambridge, ) The complete CJDA comprises 207 journals published from 1770 to 2010 and will provide substantial support to research institutes and universities throughout China.

The broad subject areas within the archive were an important factor for the NLC, as the collection contains wide ranging research within the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and physics subject areas.

The quality of the research available within the collection was also a significant factor in the decision, as the archives continue to have high academic value.

For scientific and technical journals such as the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, the Journal of Materials Research, and the Journal of Agricultural Science, many articles of historical importance are still cited by academics, professors and deans at top universities in China. For example the article 'Does the chimpanzee have a theory of mind?', published in the first volume of Behavioral and Brain Sciences in 1978, was cited an astonishing 69 times in 2011, accounting for over 10% of its overall citations by March 2012.

Many leading librarians and scholars supported the acquisition, with specific recommendations being submitted to the NLC from over a dozen chief librarians and deans.

Peter Philips, Chief Executive of Cambridge University Press, said: "This deal is important because it will save money for many universities, and it will provide researchers in China with access to some of the best academic research available anywhere in the world."

Li Chen, Deputy Chief Librarian of the NLC said: "The NLC recognizes that Cambridge University Press is a not-for-profit organization and appreciates its efforts in providing quality academic resources to the world.

One of the missions of the NLC is the collection and preservation of foreign publications, especially in humanities and social sciences, and providing such information to the public. The quality of the academic resources provided by Cambridge University Press conforms to the key collection criteria of the NLC. We believe this agreement will not only deepen the cooperation between Cambridge University Press and the NLC, but will also greatly benefit teaching and research in China."

Cambridge University Press and the National Library of China are now due to hold joint seminars on using the archive for regional libraries and universities in several major provincial capitals in China.

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive bodies of research available today.

For further information about Cambridge Journals, go to http://journals.cambridge.org

About Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is the publishing business of the University of Cambridge. Dedicated to excellence, its purpose is to further the University's objective of advancing knowledge, education, learning, and research.

Its extensive peer-reviewed publishing lists comprise 45,000 titles covering academic research, professional development, over 300 research journals, school-level education, English language teaching and bible publishing.

Playing a leading role in today's international market place, Cambridge University Press has over 50 offices around the globe, and it distributes its products to nearly every country in the world.

For further information, go to: www.cambridge.org

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