About Academia Sinica Newsletter

Academia Sinica Newsletter is the combination and revision of Academia Sinica’s Weekly News and E-News. Weekly News started being published in 1984. It released its Chinese electronic newsletter in 2005 and its English electronic newsletter in 2007. Weekly News was an important media platform and communication channel among colleagues within Academia Sinica. It was published on Thursdays every week and printed about 500 copies. The total number of subscribers for its electronic newsletter exceeded 5,000 people.

To expand the reach and scope of Academia Sinica Newsletter and E-News, to align even more closely to modern usage needs, to offer better service, and to integrate Academia Sinica’s institution-wide information publishing platform, and to re-position this publication, beginning in June 2018, the trial version of this publication will appear with a new title, style, and content. after six months of planning, testing, and revision.

The important changes are as follows:

1 Title: The title Weekly News is not easily identified as an internal publication for Academia Sinica. Therefore, starting in June 2018, the newsletter will change its Chinese title to 中研院訊. The English title will be Academia Sinica Newsletter.
2 Biweekly Publication: To provide quality articles, and to adapt to digital publishing, the newsletter will become a biweekly newsletter starting from July, 2018. Please refer to the website(http://newsletter.sinica.edu.tw/en/) for more information on the new article submission process.
3 E-Newsletter: In addition to the existing functions, the new website will archive past issues with an easily searchable tab. Furthermore, the improved subscription method and newly-added member service functions allow readers to receive information about Academia Sinica faster. This revision uses responsive web design (RWD) to provide a smoother browsing experience for different devices. It also links to Academia Sinica’s website, social media, and other main platforms, thereby becoming an important communication platform that inter-connects Academia Sinica community.
4 Paper Newsletter: According to statistics, the number of readers who use the paper version of the newsletter is decreasing. Moving forward, the website will automatically provide a PDF file for each newsletter for readers to download and print the needed information.

In the future, Academia Sinica Newsletter will continue the long history of Weekly News. It will be responsible for institution-wide professional knowledge sharing, academic services, business communication, and other functions in order to keep you in the pulse in regards to the latest news within Academia Sinica.

Academia Sinica Newsletter Article Submission Instructions

Academia Sinica Newsletter is an internal academic achievement report, academic event marketing vehicle, and peer communication platform. It is a biweekly publication. It is published every other Thursday. If such Thursday falls on a national holiday, then the publication will pause for a week. During Chinese New Year, it will take a break for two weeks. Except for special articles, no compensation will be provided for article submissions. If an article is used, a gift will be given to the author.

1 Academia Sinica Newsletter is divided into the following sections: Current Focus, Research Stroll, Research Sites, Academic Events, Reader Forum, Recent Speeches, and Nangang Culture. The news articles for Current Focus, Research Stroll, Research Sites, and Academic Events will be provided by different research institutes and each submitted article is required to have a filled-out publishing application form and to be approved by each research institute’s supervisor.
2 Prior to the revision/update, Research Stroll was the Knowledge World section of Weekly News. Different research institutes will take turns writing special articles for Research Stroll. Each article is limited to a maximum of 3,000 words and two diagrams. Payment for each article will be calculated based on these restrictions.
3 Every article submitted for the Reader Forum and Nangang Culture sections will be published with the author’s real name as well as his/her affiliated research institute. The word limit for each article is 300 to 800 words. Each article can have one image with an aspect ratio of 16:9.
4 After an article has been submitted, it will be sent to the editorial committee for review, verified by the supervisor, and published after approval. Academia Sinica Newsletter reserves the right to edit and the power to decide whether or not to publish a submitted article. The results of the review will be sent by email.
5 For balanced and efficient reporting, a research institute will be notified and given a fixed deadline to respond to all contributed content that is related to it. If the research institute cannot respond by the deadline, the article will first be published. If there are many articles with similar content, members of the editorial committee will select one or two articles to publish. In the event of a dispute regarding a published article, the author will make a maximum of one defense against any accusations.
6 Please provide article manuscripts in .doc files and images as .jpg files and email them directly to wknews@gate.sinica.edu.tw.
7 Article Submission Deadline: Article manuscripts will be accepted up until 5pm on Thursdays one week before the date of publication. For consecutive holidays, the deadline is one day in advance.