Sale of EDP Sciences to China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (Science Press Ltd.) – a new partnership
EDP Sciences was founded by eminent scientists (including Marie Curie and Paul Langevin) and learned societies in 1920. On 13th November 2019 the sale of EDP Sciences to China Science Publishing & Media Ltd. (Science Press) was finalised.
Earlier that year, EDP Sciences’ former co-owners, Société Française de Physique, Société Chimique de France, Société Française d’Optique and Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et Industrielles, decided to sell their interests in EDP Sciences to Science Press, the flagship of China’s sci-tech publishing industry. Science Press is majority-owned by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the world’s largest research organisation and a prestigious learned society.
EDP Sciences has therefore always been, and continues to be, the publishing partner of scientific communities.
“Science Press is keen to foster international cooperation and collaboration with scientists around the world, to advance science and address global challenges. Our new partnership with EDP Sciences is an important step on this path and will allow us to maximise potential and optimise resources,” Lin Peng, President, Science Press.
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