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Collaborate to Excel – How Successful Partnerships Drive Research and Innovation

Published 05 November, 2018

This year marks KeAi’s 5th anniversary as publisher of high quality Open Access journals. In celebration of the anniversary and on the occasion of the official launch of the trans disciplinary journal Global Transitions a symposium was held in Beijing on the 1st of November 2018: “Collaborate to Excel – How Successful Partnerships Drive Research and Innovation

After the opening remarks by Mr. Peng Lin (President of CSPM) and Mr. YS Chi (Chairman of Elsevier/Director RELX Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy) Academician Prof. Wei Yang (Former President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and Chair of Scopus China Academic Board), Ms. Anne Kitson (Managing Director of Cell Press), Prof. Guangwen Xu (President of Shenyang University of Chemical Technology and Editor-in-Chief of Carbon Resources Conversion), Prof. Yonglong Lu (Former President of the Bureau of International Cooperation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Co-Director of the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences) and Prof. Jin Chen (Director of the Research Center for Technological Innovation of Tsinghua University and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Global Transitions) delivered inspiring key note presentations, sharing their views on innovation and collaboration on various institutional and individual levels. The symposium was attended by Editors-in-Chief and Editorial Directors of the more than 50 journals that KeAi publishes, university leadership and senior management of KeAi's parent companies CSPM and Elsevier.

KeAi’s General Manager Mr. Gert-Jan Geraeds opening the symposium
KeAi’s General Manager Mr. Gert-Jan Geraeds opening the symposium
Academician Prof. Wei Yang presenting Three Steps for Collaborating to Excel
Academician Prof. Wei Yang presenting Three Steps for Collaborating to Excel
Ms. Anne Kitson, Managing Director Cell Press presenting Cell Press: Community Driven Innovation and Impact
Ms. Anne Kitson, Managing Director Cell Press presenting Cell Press: Community Driven Innovation and Impact
Prof. Guangwen Xu presenting on International University Collaborations
Prof. Guangwen Xu presenting on International University Collaborations
Prof. Yonglong Lu presenting Excel Through Complementary Collaboration
Prof. Yonglong Lu presenting Excel Through Complementary Collaboration
Prof. Jin Chen presenting Meeting the Challenges of Global Transitions
Prof. Jin Chen presenting Meeting the Challenges of Global Transitions

The symposium was closed with a ceremony to launch KeAi's latest trans-disciplinary journal Global Transitions.

(From left to right) Mr. Gert-Jan Geraeds, CSPM General Manager Mr. Peng Bin, Prof. Jin Chen, Mr. YS Chi and Prof. Yonglong Lu officially launching Global Transitions.
(From left to right) Mr. Gert-Jan Geraeds, CSPM General Manager Mr. Peng Bin, Prof. Jin Chen, Mr. YS Chi and Prof. Yonglong Lu officially launching Global Transitions.

KeAi would like to thank all the speakers very much for their inspiring presentations and all the delegates for joining us at CSPM’s historic courtyard and contributing to a great symposium.

We thank all the Editors-in-Chief of the quality Open Access journals that we publish, our colleagues at the Editorial Offices, all the Reviewers and all the Authors, making KeAi their publisher of choice. We look forward to continuing to grow together with the research community in China, making an impact globally.

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