The Independent Scholarly Publishers Group (ISPG) is pleased to announce that The Charlesworth Group will be representing its content to mainland China.

The Independent Scholarly Publishers Group is a coalition of seventeen independent publishers of 39 journals and related academic content that promotes, markets to, and negotiates with library consortia, hospitals and other organizations around the globe. Their content, which includes such significant journals as: European Respiratory Journal, Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Genetics, and The Journal of Endocrinology, is hosted on the HighWire platform. With this new agreement, The Charlesworth Group will be providing sales expertise to the Chinese market for that highly regarded content.

The Charlesworth Group has been an important presence in the publishing market since 1928 and working in China since 1999. They offer tailored services designed specifically for the Chinese market, and have been involved in implementing national online access agreements between Chinese universities and more than 650 academic journals. Now, they will also be working with the prestigious ISPG publishers, developing strategic sales and marketing programs in China to provide Chinese researchers with access to the high quality, peer-reviewed ISPG content.

“We’re very pleased to be working in China with such an esteemed company as The Charlesworth Group,” commented Tom Taylor, Dragonfly Sales and Marketing Consulting President and ISPG Facilitator. “It’s widely considered the most influential sales organization in China and will be invaluable in the promotion of the ISPG resources to that unique market.”

“We’re looking forward to representing the journals from the Independent Scholarly Publishers Group to our customers in China,” said Adrian Stanley, CEO of The Charlesworth Group. “In this rapidly changing global market, we’re delighted to be able to provide our expertise in finding relevant solutions in reaching the Chinese market.”