Regulations Governing the Establishment of the National Chung Hsing University Press
October 24, 2012—Approved by the 373rd Expanded Administrative Meeting
January 7, 2015—Amendments to Articles 3 and 4 approved by the 389th Administrative Meeting
June 17, 2015—Amendment to Article 5 approved by the 393rd Administrative Meeting
March 22, 2017—Amendment to Article 4 approved by the 406th Expanded Administrative Meeting
June 12, 2019—Amendments to Articles 3 and 4 approved by the 425th Administrative Meeting
Article 1 National Chung Hsing University (hereinafter NCHU or the “University”) has established the National Chung Hsing University Press (hereinafter the “NCHU Press”) and formulated these Guidelines to encourage academic publishing, improve the quality of academic publications, and facilitate scholarly communication.
Article 2 The University Librarian shall be concurrently appointed as the director of the NCHU Press. Library personnel shall assist with the administrative tasks of the NCHU Press.
Article 3 The NCHU Press is responsible for the following:
- Assisting NCHU personnel and units with academic publishing, including applications for the citation indexing of important domestic and international academic works.
- Assisting with the review, signing, and management of agreements related to academic publications.
- Evaluation of academic publications and formulation of the publication policy.
- Assisting with the marketing and sales of academic publications.
- Other matters related to the NCHU Press’ establishment goals.
Article 4 The NCHU Press has established the Publication Consulting Committee to provide counsel on affairs related to its operation, including fundraising, management and use of funds, business development, and internal rules and regulations. The committee is convened by the Director of the NCHU Press and consists of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Vice President for Research and Development, the Director of the General Center for Academia-Industry Collaboration, and the Deans of NCHU colleges.
Article 5 For the purpose of publication review, the NCHU Press has established editorial boards based on the professional attributes of different discipline. Each board consists of seven to eleven members, including one ex officio member—the Director of the NCHU Press—and several scholars or professionals ranked associated professors or above. The appointment of scholars or professionals as board members shall be recommended to the President for approval by the Deans of NCHU colleges in the relevant academic fields. Scholars and professionals may be appointed for terms of office of two years and are eligible for reappointment. The convener of any editorial board shall be elected by and from among the members of the board in question.
Article 6 These Regulations shall become effective after approval by the administrative meeting and the NCHU President. The same shall apply when amendments are made hereto.