Top Publishing Official Visits Light: Science & Applications

One of Chinas top officials in charge of publishing led a visit to the editorial office of Light: Science & Applications (LSA), one of Chinas most internationally respected STM journals.

Mr. WANG Zhicheng, deputy head of the Publishing Bureau of the CPC Central Committees Propaganda Department, was accompanied on the visit by other members of the bureau, as well as Mr. YAO Yuhe, deputy head of the Jilin Provincial Propaganda Department when he made the visit on May 17.

The visiting officials were received by Ms. BAI Yuhong, editorial head of LSA and Mr. ZHANG Tao, vice president of Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, host institute of the journal.

ZHANG Tao gave the visitors an overview of CIOMP and BAI Yuhong briefed them on LSAs past achievements and future plans.

Wang visits LSA office (Photo by CIOMP)

The visitors then attended a symposium on Constructing Chinas high profile STM journals, held in the academic center of CIOMP. Giving the opening speech,  ZHANG Tao pointed out that LSA was not only a high-profile journal, but also a platform for scientific communication and international collaboration.

BAI Yuhong then gave a detailed presentation on the LSAs mission, history, initiatives, supports from/to its host institutions, overseas/regional offices and prospects.

Zhang’s opening speech and Bai’s talk: Beyond the papers, serve the Developments (Photo by CIOMP)

Following her talk, WANG Zhicheng commented that constructing Chinas own world-class STM journals has become a mission of national importance, one that is highly valued by Chinas President Xi Jinping. The delegation hoped to find, through a study of LSAs success, ways to make Chinas high-profile journals more respected and successful. Wang also pointed out, as Chinas flagship STM journal, LSA should further broaden its influence, and continue to set an example for breeding talents, boosting international collaborations and leading STM researches.

Wang gives the conclusive speech (Photo by CIOMP)

After the symposium, the delegation visited CIOMPs state-level International Collaboration & Innovation Park for Optoelectronics, in which multiple international collaborative labs have been founded through the LSA platform.

The delegation visits the CIOMP-based China’s state-level Collaboration & International Innovation Park for Optoelectronics (Photo by CIOMP)

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