Open access and open research data in China | EIFL
"In 2014, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) issued open access policies to make their research openly available. These policies are producing results, and open access and open data are steadily growing in China ... In May 2015, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NFSC) launched an open access (OA) repository to support implementation of the NFSC policy statement on open access to research publications of its funded projects. Today, less than a year after its launch, the Open Repository of the NSFC includes 135,000 research articles published between 1998 and 2015 by 274,634 authors from 1,305 institutions. These research papers have already been downloaded over 669,001 times. The Chinese Academy of Sciences now has two OA portals, namely the Institutional Repository Grid of Chinese Academy of Sciences, with content from 102 repositories, and the China Open Access Journal Portal with content from hundreds of journals. At a third institution, the National Science and Technology Report Service, there have been significant OA developments, with the creation of an OA digital collection that is growing rapidly ..."