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UBP announces partnership with China’s main journal index - CNKI

In recent weeks, here at the University of Buckingham Press (UBP), we have launched a number of new Issues from our growing list of journals and our mission remains to ensure as wide an audience as possible for all articles published.

With this in mind, earlier in the year we expanded our journal operation through signing an agreement with Proquest, the global leading distributor of content to the library market, for our journal content to be included in the ABI/INFORM database. This news quickly followed distribution announcements with ScienceOpen and Research Solutions to further extend the availability of our content across international markets.


And we have taken another major step in expanding the global reach of our content into one of the world's largest published research markets. This is a result of a journal partnership with CNKI, China’s main journal index.


CNKI’s core users range from top universities, research institutes, government think-tanks, enterprises, hospitals to public libraries. It houses a complete collection of both academic journals and non-academic journals published in mainland China since 1915. These journals focus on academic, technical, policy-guiding, higher scientific and educational journals, and covers science and technology, agriculture, philosophy, medicine, humanities and social sciences.


CNKI in numbers:

  • 32,000 institutional customers from a various of industries in China mainland

  • Over 1,600 institutional customers overseas across 60 countries and regions,

  • Over 200 million end users, over 16 million daily visits, as well as 2.33 billion full-text downloads in 2021

  • Over 20 strategic partners to build a complete global communication channel


These figures demonstrate the size and scale of this market and how valuable this link can be for existing and future journals. We are looking forward to utilising this partnership and taking our global journal distribution model to the next level.

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