IWA Publishing and The Charlesworth Group Facilitate Read & Publish Deal with Prominent Chinese Institutions

London, August 9 2023 - IWA Publishing, a leading international publisher of water, wastewater and environmental publications and The Charlesworth Group, are pleased to announce a significant Read & Publish (R&P) agreement between IWA Publishing and two renowned Chinese institutions – Chang'an University and Wuhan University.

Facilitated by The Charlesworth Group, these transformative agreements grant Chang'an University full access to IWA Publishing's 14 prestigious journals from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. Similarly, Wuhan University will benefit from unlimited access to the same collection of journals from July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024. This R&P deal allows both institutions unlimited publishing rights across all 14 titles.

Rod Cookson, Managing Director of IWA Publishing, said:
“We are delighted to sign this new agreement with Wuhan University Library. It will enable researchers at Wuhan University to publish their articles in IWA Publishing journals in Open Access form without charges, maximising the visibility and global reach of their work.”

Deputy Director of Library, Wuhan University said:
“Through analysis and evaluation, Wuhan University Library has successfully transformed into a newly launched Read and publish model supported by this partnership with IWA Publishing. This innovative model not only grants unlimited access to scholarly literature and free publication rights, but also supports all the researchers and scholars of Wuhan University with their submission of papers to journals included in IWA Publishing's database, and further promotes the communication and exchange of relevant academic research in the industry."

Director of Resource Reference Counseling Dept, Library of Chang’an University said:
“IWA Publishing's Read and Publish model improves the accessibility of scientific research by providing free access to scientific research. This makes the scientific research achievements of scholars in related fields of our university more quickly read and cited by others, which is convenient for academic exchanges, cooperation and knowledge sharing, and helps to accelerate the construction of disciplines and promote scientific research and innovation.”

Scarlett Hao, Head of Sales, at Charlesworth said:
"The Charlesworth Group is proud to facilitate this transformative deal between IWA Publishing and the two esteemed Chinese institutions. This partnership demonstrates the power of collaboration in streamlining the scholarly publishing process, benefitting all parties involved."

This landmark Read & Publish agreement between IWA Publishing, Chang'an University, and Wuhan University is a significant step toward fostering academic excellence, advancing research, and promoting international cooperation in the field of water and environmental science.

For more information about IWA Publishing and its journals, please visit https://www.iwaponline.com.


About IWA Publishing:

IWA Publishing publishes cutting edge research on clean drinking water, safe sanitation and flood management in its 14 prestigious journals. It is one of the first learned society publishers to completely transition its journals to Open Access and has Read & Publish agreements with universities in China, Europe, North America and Australasia. To learn more, visit https://iwaponline.com/open_access/pages/institutional_agreements.

About Charlesworth Group:

Charlesworth Group is an Enago company and together they form a market-leading, global publishing solutions company. With a global presence in nine countries, including primary offices in the UK, China, Japan, South Korea, India and the US, Enago and the Charlesworth group are able to provide STM publishers and authors with localised and innovative tools and services to help them achieve their goals.


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