New report published into journals in China
The Publishers Association are releasing at the Beijing International Book Fair the PA Market Report China Journals by Chu Xiaoying, a Publishing MA graduate from 2002 and now a senior manager at Charlesworth China, and Professor Paul Richardson, formerly Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies. It is the first comprehensive study of the burgeoning market for scholarly journals in China, which now ranks only second to the USA in R&D investment and the publication of research outcomes. In their introduction the authors say that the market in China 'with its ever-increasing research outputs, is simply too big to ignore'. They add: 'China seems certain to be one of the most exciting and important markets for specialist publishing in the 21st century.'
The Report's co-author, Xiaoying Chu, is Vice General Manager of Operations for Charlesworth China. She holds an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University. A frequent speaker at publishing events, her role at the Charlesworth Group involves working with international publishers, societies and organizations to build and implement effective strategies to expand their market presence in sales, marketing, local editorial and author-focused support, as well as rights acquisition.
Co-author Professor Paul Richardson worked in senior management roles at Heinemann, Macmillan, Collins and Reed before he established the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, becoming its first director in 1994. He has provided publishing consultancy and training throughout East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union and in China, where he has been a frequent visitor over the last fifteen years. He has worked with many Chinese publishing houses, universities and book industry organizations and written and lectured widely on aspects of Chinese publishing. He is a regular correspondent for China Publishing Today (Beijing).
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