mandag 24. desember 2018

British publisher pulls academic journals from China after government complaint

A British academic publisher has dropped more than 80 journals from its offerings in China at the government’s request, including the Asian Studies Review which had content deemed “inappropriate” by authorities.  They are the latest journals to be restricted since Chinese importers of foreign publications were told by authorities last year they must verify that products are legal. 

The Asian Studies Association of Australia said last Thursday its journal, the Asian Studies Review, had been restricted in China. Importers had told the publisher, Britain’s Taylor and Francis, to remove the journal from a package offered to libraries because “some of its content is deemed inappropriate by the government”, the association said in a statement.