The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) attaches much importance to internationality and international cooperation of science and engineering. It chairs and edits about 120 scientific journals in English in different subjects of science. Our editors are very keen to continuously improving the quality and impact of these journals in the hopes of contributing more to science advances and global good. In order to provide opportunities of publication for scientists from the developing countries, the Belt and Road Regions in particular, we have chosen the following 4 journals here to invite open submissions as a test-try. The fields these journals cover have higher relevance and importance to the sustainable development of these regions. Zoological Research and Plant Diversity focus on the biodiversity and conservation; Natural Products and Bioprospecting focuses on natural products and bioprospecting of natural products from natural resources; Virologica Sinica covers virus research across the world. The COVID-19 pandemic alerts us more than ever before the importance of discovery and characterization of viruses and viral epidemiology for the benefits of the whole world. The success of this trying depends on the advocation and contributions by the ANSO member institutions and scientists in the Belt and Road regions. We encourage scientific practitioners in the related disciplines to submit research papers, current review and ideas for advancement of science. If proved to be successful, we may invite more journals to join in this effort.
It is my great pleasure to start this initiative on the ANSO webpage. Your submission and feedback are highly welcomed!
Virologica Sinica is an international journal which aims at presenting the cutting-edge research on viruses all over the world. The journal publishes peer-reviewed original research articles, reviews, and letters to the editor, to encompass the latest developments in all branches of virology, including research on animal, plant and microbe viruses. The journal welcomes articles on virus discovery and characterization, viral epidemiology, viral pathogenesis, virus-host interaction, vaccine development, antiviral agents and therapies...READ MORE
Natural Products and Bioprospecting (NPB) is a single blind peer-reviewed free open accessed journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. The journal is sponsored by Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The journal merges the fields of all aspects of essential research on natural products and it's fresh approach to this research makes it a home for science that addresses the isolation, structure elucidation and total synthesis of natural products; biological evaluation of active natural produ...READ MORE
Plant Diversity is affiliated with Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Botanical Society of China, mainly publishes peer-reviewed original articles, review articles, short letters, modeling/theory and methods articles, rapid reports and special thematic issues.READ MORE
Established in 1980, Zoological Research (ZR) is a bimonthly, free open accessed publication produced by Kunming Institute of Zoology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the China Zoological Society. It publishes peer-reviewed original research article/review/report/note/letter to the editor/editorial in English on Primates and Animal Models, Conservation and Utilization of Animal Resources, and Animal Diversity and Evolution.READ MORE