The Charlesworth Group renews and expands its partnership for China sales representation with seven major publishers

The Charlesworth Group is delighted to announce it has renewed its partnership for China sales representation with seven major publishersnounce it has renewed its partnership for China sales representation with seven major publishers: 
* Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) – extended agreement 
* American Society for Agriculture and Biological Engineers (ASABE) – renewed 
* American Society for Microbiology (ASM) – renewed 
* Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press – renewed 
* GeoScienceWorld – renewed 
* IOS Press – renewed 
* Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)– renewed
These agreements will ensure continued growth and market presence for these publishers in China over the coming years. 
The Charlesworth Group has a dedicated national sales team in China, which covers the academic and pharmaceutical sectors. Charlesworth has invested significantly into the China sales team over the last year. 
Sales Director Yuchong Zhang commented from Beijing: “While the last year has been challenging for all, I am proud of the way our team has helped our clients continue to grow revenue in China. We have focused on continuing to build our already strong relationships with consortia and institutions, to deliver excellent customer service to our librarian customers and ensure end users are always able to access content on or off campus. This year we have once again been able to visit institutions across the country following the easing of COVID restrictions and meet with librarians face to face to strengthen these relationships for the benefit of our clients.”  
Charlesworth CEO Mike Evans commented from London: “Through these new agreements we are excited to support these publishers to increase their visibility and revenue in China. Charlesworth has excellent relationships at all levels including government, consortia and with hundreds of institutions across the country. Chinese authorship is continuing to grow at a rapid rate year-on-year and through having a national and institutional presence in China via Charlesworth, we are helping our clients grow their overall presence in this market. While transformative deals are still in their very early stages, we are actively engaged in conversations in China to build the foundations for a future move towards new models.”
Joshua O. Horowitz, Digital Library & Advertising Sales Director, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) commented:
“ACM is pleased to announce its new agent representation agreement with the Charlesworth Group in China.  With this agreement, Charlesworth is now ACM’s sole representative agent in China for the ACM Digital Library, ACM Books and the transformative “read and publish” ACM OPEN license model.”
Sandy Rutter, ASABE Publications Assistant commented:
“Charlesworth makes it easy for us to work with others. The Charlesworth staff are responsive and helpful and provide a great interface to others allowing us to do things that we could not do on our own.”
Jason Kraft, Institutional Sales Manager at The American Society for Microbiology commented:
“The American Society for Microbiology has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Charlesworth. Their team has been very helpful in multiple facets, from authorship to readership. Their knowledge of the China market has helped both users and ASM promote and advance the microbial sciences.”
Dr. John Inglis, Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, co-founder of bioRxiv and medRxiv commented:
“Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is delighted to have renewed their partnership with Charlesworth for exclusive rights representation for our journals and eBook collections in China.  Charlesworth has a very capable team on the ground, and we value their market expertise, professional service, and clear communication.”
Lauren Comi, Circulation and Client Services Manager at GeoScienceWorld commented:
“GeoScienceWorld has had a long-standing relationship with the Charlesworth Group. They have been a valued partner to our efforts in China and we are in the process of expanding their territory in response to positive outcomes in China.”
Popke Huizinga, Deputy Director, IOS Press commented:
“Since 2014 Charlesworth has been representing IOS Press in China for its journal business. We have found the communication with Charlesworth staff members (both in Beijing and in the UK) very constructive, informative and helpful. Without their reliable assistance it would be much harder for IOS Press to manage the relationship with the NSTL consortium.”
Kay McLaughlin, Subscriptions Specialist, PNAS commented:
“The Charlesworth Group is our exclusive agent in China. We enjoy working with them to provide our Chinese subscribers with access to high-impact, original, multi-disciplinary scientific research. We appreciate Charlesworth’s expertise and guidance in this market.”

About the Publishers
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a global scientific and educational organisation dedicated to advancing the art, science, engineering, and application of computing, serving both professional and public interests by fostering the open exchange of information and by promoting the highest professional and ethical standards.  ACM is the provider of the ACM Digital Library (URL), ACM Books Series (URL) and ACM OPEN transformative “read and publish” license option (URL).  
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organisation dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Founded in 1907 and headquartered in St. Joseph, Michigan, ASABE comprises members in more than 100 countries. Agricultural, food, and biological engineers develop efficient and environmentally sensitive methods of producing food, fibre, timber, and renewable energy sources for an ever-increasing world population. ASABE membership is open to all, engineers as well as non-engineers, who are interested in engineering and technology for agricultural, food, and biological systems. 
The American Society for Microbiology – with over 30,000 members, including researchers, educators, and health professionals, the American Society for Microbiology is one of the largest life science societies in the world. ASM’s mission is to promote and advance the microbial sciences.  
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press – rooted in an initiative to publish an annual Symposium on Quantitative Biology in 1933, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press is a division of the Laboratory that publishes nine journals, more than 200 books in print and electronic form, and a variety of online initiatives. Its publications assist and inform scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, and the general public, and provide financial support for the Laboratory’s commitment to the advance and spread of scientific knowledge. For more information, visit
GeoScienceWorld (GSW) is a non-profit collaborative and comprehensive resource for research and communications in the Earth Sciences. GSW works with societies, institutions, and researchers around the world and provides a single source of access to 50 pre-eminent scholarly journals, 2,220+ eBooks, and over 4.2 million GeoRef records with specialised and map-based search capabilities and links to curated earth science research around the Web. Through its Society Services Program, GSW also serves as a platform for cost-effective hosting for independent society sites, providing a scalable and efficient global presence for societies, authors, and members. With the re-launch of the journal Lithosphere in January 2020, GSW expanded its expertise into open access publishing in alliance with seven participating societies. Since 2005, GSW has returned more than $47 million to membership societies to achieve their scientific missions.
IOS Press is an independent, international STM publishing house established in 1987 in Amsterdam. The company serves the information needs of scientific and medical communities worldwide. IOS Press publishes approximately 90 international journals and 75 book titles each year on subjects ranging from computer sciences and mathematics to medicine and the natural sciences.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the official journal of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. The journal is global in scope and submission is open to all researchers worldwide.