May 15, 2014, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) both issued their Policy on Open Access to Research Articles from Publicly Funded Research, during a briefing on the coming Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council to be held in May 26-28, 2014, in Beijing, China.
CAS requires its researchers and graduate students to deposit the final, peer-reviewed manuscripts of their research articles resulted from any public funding, submitted and consequently published since the issuing of the policy, into the open access repositories of their respective institutes, to be made open access within 12 months of their official publication. CAS also encourages researchers to deposit previously published articles into their respective institutional repositories as well. CAS will also support its researchers to publish in open access journals with good quality control and affordable APC.
NSFC requires the researchers funded by it to deposit the final, peer-reviewed manuscripts of research articles resulted from its funding, submitted and consequently published since the issuing of the policy, into the NSFC open access repository, to be made open access within 12 months of their official publication in academic journals.
The Chinese and English versions of the CAS OA Policy can be found in the following reports (see the attachments):
Chinese version: http://www.cas.cn/xw/yxdt/201405/t20140516_4121375.shtml
English version: http://english.cas.cn/Ne/CASE/201405/t20140516_121037.shtml
The news from NSFC can be found at:
thanks to Kathleen Shearer, Confederation of Open Access Repositories