EIFL in China

EIFL has been working in China since 2003, collaborating with the Library Network of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Through this partnership, we have provided knowledge sharing and capacity building opportunities for libraries in China. EIFL agreements with publishers also allow authors in China to publish in open access in hybrid or fully open access journals at discounted Article Processing Charges (APCs).

EIFL has also supported national open access awareness raising and advocacy workshops that have resulted in establishment of a number of open access repositories and open access journals. Through our work, the first open access research funder mandates in the country were adopted, by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), opening their research output to the world.

We have also provided a support service for librarians to raise awareness about library copyright issues, and to assist with copyright questions.

Library Consortium Information

Library Network of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Type of members:

Research libraries

EIFL-Licensed resources:

View the complete list of e-resources, Article Processing Charges and technology products that have been negotiated for members of Library Network of the Chinese Academy of Science. See the full list of all the journals that EIFL has negotiated terms for open access publishing for researchers in China. For more information please contact the Licensing Coordinator in China.  



EIFL started working in China in 2003.


EIFL works with 156 institutions in China through the library consortium.


EIFL helped introduce open access in China, when we organized the first open access workshop in Beijing in 2003.



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