London: 17th December 2020: The Charlesworth Group is excited to announce a new strategic partnership in China with Researcher.


Under this partnership, The Charlesworth Group will provide Researcher with a package of digital marketing support services, market insight and advertising sales collaboration to support the growth of Researcher app in China. Researcher has over 1.8m users, with 30% of the active user base in China and is looking to accelerate its growth rate in this market.


Charlesworth will provide Researcher with WeChat account management services delivered by their Beijing-based digital marketing team. The WeChat account will also be integrated into the Charlesworth WeChat Gateway to provide Researcher app users with notifications via WeChat and to inform them they have new articles available to read in the Researcher app. This integration will create a powerful connection to drive WeChat followers and direct engagement with the Researcher app by Chinse users, with thousands of notifications being sent to Researcher app users daily.


Charlesworth and Researcher will also work together to explore advertising sales opportunities on the Researcher app for international and Chinese-based publishers and academic institutions to target the Chinese academic market.


Mike Evans, The Charlesworth Group CEO commented:

“This partnership will help Researcher further build their market presence in China via WeChat and integration with the Charlesworth WeChat Gateway. We also look forward to exploring opportunities for international publishers in China, as well as Chinese-based publishers and academic institutions to increase their global engagement through working with the Researcher.”


Olly Cooper, Researcher CEO commented:

“We’re delighted to be working with Charlesworth to strengthen our presence in China. The dynamics of scholarly communications are changing at pace - for publishers and researchers inside China looking to distribute their content to the rest of the world, and for those outside China who want to reverse that journey. Charlesworth’s local expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping us facilitate discovery of academic papers wherever they originate from. We’re particularly excited about enhancing our Chinese users’ experience with an integration into WeChat – making it even easier for them to stay up to date with the latest, most relevant scholarly and scientific content.”


About Researcher

Researcher ( is a mobile and web platform that aims to make sure academics never miss important research. Users can follow the latest papers from over 17,000 journals and Researcher combines them into one personalised social media style feed. Over 1.8 million academics are already using Researcher to stay up to date with the most recent and relevant publications.

To learn more about Researcher and its users, you can watch this video 

Download the app for free by searching for “researcher” in your smartphone’s app store.


About the Charlesworth Group

With 20 years' experience in China, The Charlesworth Group is recognised globally as China's trusted partner for sales and marketing representation, technical solutions and consultancy for STM publishers internationally and across the Chinese academic market. Charlesworth is also a leading provider of language editing and author services through its Charlesworth Author Services division. The WeChat Gateway was developed by Charlesworth and was nominated at the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2020. It has the ability to integrate publisher platforms and backend systems into WeChat and offers marketing tools and an analytics dashboard to allow publishers to manage all aspects of their WeChat account.

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