AAAS announces 'Research' as first journal in new Science Partner Journal program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the nonprofit publisher of the Science family of journals, is pleased to announce that the first journal in its Science Partner Journal program will be Research, the official journal of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST). Research will be distributed by AAAS in association with Science and Technology Review Publishing House, the official publishing house of CAST.

Research will be a wide-ranging interdisciplinary journal that aims to publish original peer-reviewed content reflecting new and innovative discoveries and important issues in engineering and applied sciences. Jiannian Yao, Academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Deputy Director of the Natural Science Foundation of China, will be the journal's Editor-in-Chief (China). Tianhong Cui, Ph.D., Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota, will be the journal's Editor-in-Chief (International).

The editorial office for Research will open for submissions in March 2018 and the journal will officially launch in June 2018. Research will publish under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), meaning that content will be freely available to all readers upon publication. Additional information about the journal, prior to the Research website going live and opening for submissions, will be available on the Science Partner Journal program homepage:

"The aim in building Research is to harness the publishing resources of AAAS to create vibrant exchange between Chinese and international scientists," said Changle Xiang, Executive Secretary of CAST.

"Research will publish on topics including artificial intelligence, information technology, biology and life sciences, energy research, environmental science, new materials research, mechanical science, engineering, micro and nano science and technology, robotics, advanced manufacturing and technology applications," said Jiannian Yao.

"We aim to publish high-quality research in multidisciplinary areas from around the world. We look forward to closely working with colleagues in many different countries to better serve research communities everywhere," said Tianhong Cui.

"Our first Science Partner Journal publication Research brings together the missions, expertise and efforts of CAST and Science/AAAS," says Bill Moran, Publisher of the Science family of journals. "This journal is an excellent first example of the new, high-quality avenues for publication that the SPJ program offers to the scientific community."

New titles participating in the Science Partner Journal program will launch on a semi-annual basis and participation in the program is restricted to English-language publications. AAAS is actively seeking new partners across scientific disciplines. Organizations participating in the Science Partner Journal program will be editorially independent and responsible for the content published in each journal. To oversee the publication process, each organization will provide professional editors committed to best practices in peer review and author service.


For more information about the Science Partner Journal program, including insights on newly added titles or the application process for becoming a partner organization, please visit the Science Partner Journal homepage at: or contact Xiaoying Chu ([email protected]).

About the American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science as well as Science Translational Medicine, Science Signaling, Science Immunology, Science Robotics, and the digital open-access journal Science Advances. AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes nearly 250 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world. The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, public engagement, and more. For the latest research news, log onto EurekAlert!, the premier science-news website, a service of AAAS. See

About the China Association for Science and Technology

The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) is the largest non-governmental organization of scientific and technological professionals in China, serving as a bridge that links the Chinese government to the science and technology communities in China. Through its 210 national member societies and local branches all over the country, CAST maintains close ties with millions of Chinese scientists, engineers and other professionals working in the fields of science and technology. See

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