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Trends in Publishing Chinese Research

Panelists consider a number of questions about this evolving landscape: • What do international publishers need to know about research trends in China? • Is it still important for Chinese researchers to publish in international journals? • How are researchers evaluated in China, and how can international publishers assist them? • How will the latest developments affect submission trends?
Publication Date
April 21, 2022

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Adrian Stanley


Managing Director, Publishers, Digital Science and Past President, SSP

Director of Publications, Chinese Chemical Society

Dr. Donna Minton is the Director of Publications for the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS). She has played an instrumental role in the establishment of a new, independent publications program for CCS, including the launch of CCS’s flagship journal, CCS Chemistry. Dr. Minton has worked in scientific publishing since 2007 and has held positions at the American Chemical Society, Human Kinetics, and Science China Press. While she has developed an expertise in publishing, Dr. Minton has maintained deep connections within the chemical science community and strives to address challenges faced by researchers in order to best serve the community through her role in publishing. Dr. Minton has spent extended periods of time in China, and she enjoys working with her colleagues there while continuing to learn about Chinese culture and research.

Nicko Goncharoff


Managing Director, Osmanthus Consulting Ltd

Nicko Goncharoff is an entrepreneur and business executive with more than 20 years’ experience in scholarly research software, data, and publishing. His company specializes in developing and supporting China go-to-market and operational strategies for the STM publishing and research technology sectors. Prior to this, Nicko was Managing Director for Business Development, Greater China at Clarivate, where he was responsible for developing new growth opportunities while managing the relationship between the Web of Science group’s global and China marketing and sales operations. Nicko also spent nine years at Digital Science, where he managed several portfolio businesses, established and ran the publisher relations team, and led the company’s entry in the China market. Nicko was one of the first employees at Digital Science, coming via the sale of his AI software startup, Surechem. Nicko has spent ten years living and working in the Greater China region and is fluent in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. He is based in London but can frequently be found in Beijing and Shanghai (pandemics permitting).

Tao Tao


Consultant, Tao-Consulting

Tao Tao is an independent consultant focusing on the Chinese academic market. She has worked in the scholarly publishing industry for her entire career, starting as Associate Editor of Chinese Medical Journal, the oldest academic periodical in China. Later she joined The Charlesworth Group, a UK publishing services company, and helped establish their first overseas office in Beijing and held the position of General Manager for 15 years before moving to the US office as Vice President of China Sales. Years of work in China and in the US has given Tao a good understanding of both the Chinese and Western community of academic communications.

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