Elsevier Signs Co-Publishing Agreement with Tsinghua University Press

New milestone in expanding cooperation with Chinese academic institutions

London, April 16, 2012Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today signed co-publishing agreements with Tsinghua University Press (TUP). The announcement marks another step in the expansion of Elsevier’s publishing partnerships with leading Chinese academic institutions.

The co-publishing agreements were signed today at the London Book Fair by Jun Feng Zong, President of Tsinghua University Press, and Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. The agreements between Elsevier and TUP are for a new series on computational mechanics, and for a book, System Parameter Identification: Information Criteria and Algorithms, edited by Badong Chen, Yu Zhu, and Jinchun Hu, which will publish in 2013.

“Partnerships of this kind represent an important collaboration between East and West,” said Suzanne BeDell. “The books that flow from these co-publishing agreements push scientific progress by improving the access of researchers around the world to the work of Chinese researchers.”

“Relying on the abundant intellectual resources of China’s top university, Tsinghua University, our press has great advantages in academic publishing,” said Jun Feng Zong. “I believe our cooperation with Elsevier, a global leader in science, technology and medical content and a pioneer in digital publishing, will be exciting and mutually beneficial.”

The agreement represents a continuation of strategic partnerships in China, following earlier successful agreements with Zhejiang University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press.

Elsevier’s co-publishing agreement with Zhejiang University Press has produced an intelligent system and technology series. Advances in Intelligence and Security Informatics, Service Science, Management, and Engineering: Theory and Applications, and Flexible Manipulators: Modeling, Analysis and Optimum Design were launched today at a ceremony on the floor of the London Book Fair.

Elsevier’s co-publishing agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press has produced the Collected Works of H.S. Tsien (1938-1956) which brings together the scientific works of the man considered by many to be the greatest scientist of the past 60 years, written when aeronautic exploration moved from low speed to high speed regimes and astronautic technology took root. This collection was also launched at the London Book Fair today.

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About Tsinghua University Press
As a part of China’s most prestigious university, Tsinghua University Press (TUP) has grown to be one of the leading academic and education publishers in China since its founding in 1980.

TUP publishes approximately 3000 new titles annually with sales of over 1 billion RMB in a wide range of subject areas, including natural science and engineering, humanities and social sciences, foreign languages studies, and vocational education. TUP is active in journal and digital publishing and has entered into cooperation or partnerships with many leading international publishers. Several hundred copyright and co-publishing projects are undertaken annually.

About Zhejiang University Press
Established in 1984, Zhejiang University Press (ZJUP) is one of the leading academic and education publishers in China, specializing in high quality books, teaching materials, and journals. Each year ZJUP publishes more than 1300 new books, 9 journals, and digital products including e-databases, e-books and Apps.

In recent years, close partnerships have been established between ZJUP and such prestigious international publishers as Springer, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, McGraw-Hill, etc., as a result of ZJUP’s efforts to expand its international exchange and cooperation.

We work with a variety of partner organizations to publish, co-publish and market a number of our book projects. ZJUP will continue to cooperate with scholars, publishers, bookstores, and libraries throughout the world.

About Shanghai Jiao Ton University
Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) is the official publishing house of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s leading universities and research institutions. It furthers the university’s goals of excellence in academic research, education and spreading knowledge.

SJTUP publishes about 900 monographs, reference titles and textbooks annually covering a wide range of subjects, including natural sciences, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Highlights include On the Development of China's Information Technology Industry and Research on Energy Issues in China by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Collected Works of H.S. Tsien, A History of Chinese Science and Technology by former President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Lu Yongxiang, Business Aircraft Series edited by Academician Gu Songfen, and the first Chinese edition of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations translated by Yan Fu.

SJTUP is playing an increasingly important role in international publishing activities. It maintains good relationships with many renowned international publishers, conducting copyright trades and co-publishing programs with them, and has spearheaded the drive to introduce Chinese scholars to international academic communities by publishing their works in English.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence,and ClinicalKey—and publishes over 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC, a world leading provider of professional information solutions in the Science, Medical, Legal and Risk and Business sectors, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

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