Prior to the 3d Annual Meeting of the Global Research Council in Beijing at the end of May, 2014, CAS announced that it will require its researchers and graduate students to deposit final, peer-reviewed manuscripts of research articles into the open access repositories of their respective institutes within 12 months of their official publication in academic journals. CAS will also encourage researchers to deposit previously published articles into their respective institutional repositories as well. The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) issued a similar policy at the meeting supporting open access to the published results of all NSFC-funded projects.

CAS news release, May 16, 2014