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PCL Signs MoU with Springer Nature

Date: 2020-12-11 Source:PCL

December 9, 2020 witnessed the signing ceremony between PCL and the leading science publisher Springer Nature Group. PCL’s Deputy Director Professor Chang-Wen Chen, and Mr. Arnout Jacobs, President of Springer Nature for Greater China, inked the Cooperation MoU on behalf of the two parties. Dr. Xiaohong Yang, Vice President of Academic and Government Affairs, and Joyce Li, Journal’s Publishing Director from Springer Nature for Greater China, and representatives of PCL’s Office of International Affairs, Research & Development Department and research centers attended the ceremony.


The signing ceremony was presided over by Professor Chen. He noted that PCL witnessed the legend of “Shenzhen Speed” and were creating the new “Pengcheng Speed” in its development. PCL always cherishes the in-depth cooperation with leading enterprises and institutions from home and abroad to take advantage of the complementary strength of the two parties. It is expected that, through this cooperation, PCL will combine its scientific research expertise with Springer Nature’s superior research resources and brand to explore the possibility of high-level international cooperation in the fields of science and technology publishing, and further strengthen PCL’s global influence in the academia.

Mr. Arnout Jacobs introduced the history and current development of Springer Nature, and expressed his enthusiastic support  for this cooperation. He stressed that Springer Nature has the advantages of aggregated resources in data and academic journals, and has been committed to exploring and promoting more high-level innovative cooperation with Chinese leading research institutions. He hoped that both parties can give full play to their respective academic influences, and explore more possibilities in this cooperation.

Subsequently, the two parties exchanged opinions on how to deepen the cooperation in academic journals, database, academic resources, trainings, and academic conferences.


The signing ceremony was followed by a lecture themed “High Impact Journals and Scientific Writing—An Editor’s Perspective” by the Managing Editor of Springer Nature Dr. Bo Liu. 

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