About us

Cofounded by two of the world’s leading STM publishers – China Science Publishing & Media and Elsevier – KeAi is a unique joint venture in the international publishing industry. Based in Beijing, KeAi publishes first-class research outputs from the research community to benefit society globally.

Since it was repurposed as an open access journal publishing service provider in 2013, KeAi has developed a portfolio of more than 160 scholarly journals across all scientific disciplines. These journals have been growing so fast that many titles have already become top journals. For example, Web of Science indexes more than 50 titles, while Scopus indexes more than 110 titles. In particular, four journals, Bioactive Materials, Journal of Magnesium and Alloys, Petroleum Exploration and Development and Frontiers of Architectural Research, hold No. 1 rankings in their corresponding Journal Citation Reports disciplines.

Two thirds of KeAi journals are partnered with over 90 esteemed research institutions, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, academic societies and the Peking, Tsinghua, Xi’an Jiaotong, Chongqing, Zhejiang and Tongji universities.

KeAi leverages the publishing and technology capabilities parent companies, including ScienceDirect, Editorial Manager, data analytics and production. With its competent, customer-centric and collaborative team in China, the US, Europe and India, KeAi has been forging its core competencies to meet the needs of the research community by providing support in publishing strategy, data analysis, international impact and indexation.

Looking forward to its second decade, KeAi will continue to build first-class STM journals, embracing open science, disseminating best research outputs and promoting international collaboration to support editors, partners, and authors to advance science.




Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, it has partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, it is committed to bringing that rigour to a new generation of platforms, including ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVal. Elsevier publishes more than 2,500 digitised journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy.

China Science Publishing & Media Ltd (CSPM)

CSPM is a high-level, comprehensive and internationalised media group with science, technology, medicine and education as its major business areas. Its core business is publishing and distributing books, journals, electronic publications and audio visual products, as well as copyright-trading.

CSPM’s base is science and technology, its focus is research and education, and it is positioned for the future. It undertakes the following endeavours: summarising, filtering, and disseminating achievements of knowledge-innovation, aiding the commercialisation of scientific research, facilitating the international exchange of scientific knowledge and training future talents.

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