The Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CIOMP) and Nature Publishing Group (NPG) launched their co-published academic journal “Light: Science & Applications (LSA)" on March 29, 2012.
LSA is a fully open access journal, the first Chinese-based and completely open access journal in physical sciences to be published by NPG. This journal will showcase the best international optics and photonics research and, through rigorous but fair peer-review, publish the most outstanding and interesting work possible.
The partnership between NPG and CIOMP combines the core strengths of both organizations. NPG is clearly a leader in the scientific publishing world. CIOMP, one of China's early national research institutions founded in 1952, has undertaken a series of pioneering works across many fields under the leadership of academician Daheng Wang. CIOMP has also been hailed as "the Cradle of Optics in China" for its outstanding research in applied optics, precision mechanics, lasers and optoelectronics.
The website of the journal is: http://www.nature.com/lsa
Cover of LSA (Image by CIOMP)