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What is EurekAlert! Chinese?

EurekAlert! Chinese is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! Chinese provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media. EurekAlert! Chinese also offers its news and resources to the public. EurekAlert! Chinese features news and resources focused on all areas of science, medicine and technology.

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Using EurekAlert! Chinese

Public Users

The EurekAlert! Chinese archives are freely available to the public. No registration is necessary to search the archives, and any user can look up information posted to EurekAlert! Chinese by typing specific information into the Search window. Please keep in mind that the releases on EurekAlert! Chinese are posted from various research institutions, corporations, government and nonprofit organizations. Any questions regarding the content of a release should be addressed to the contact person for that particular release.

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Reporters and freelancers may register for access to the embargoed section of EurekAlert! Chinese. The embargoed section contains releases that have not yet become public information. Once the embargo date has passed, these releases are rolled into the public archive. Advance access to releases is vital in late-breaking news stories. For more information, please see Registration.

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Public Relations/Media Relations Personnel

Public information officers (PIOs) may register to post releases to EurekAlert! Chinese. A public information officer is typically anyone who performs the tasks of a media relations or public relations officer. There is no cost to register, but before you can begin posting releases, your institution must have a subscription to EurekAlert! Chinese. To register, please see Registration. Click here to subscribe.

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Redistributing EurekAlert! Chinese press releases

EurekAlert! Chinese and its publisher, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, encourage the broad dissemination of research news to strengthen science communications worldwide. However, we request that users refrain from duplicating EurekAlert! Chinese content on other Web sites.

Users may not reprint or reproduce the press releases that appear on EurekAlert! Chinese without permission. EurekAlert! Chinese and AAAS reserve the right to determine appropriate uses of EurekAlert! Chinese content, at our sole discretion.

EurekAlert! Chinese also offers a number of RSS feeds, which can be used to feed press release headlines from EurekAlert! Chinese directly onto your site. Please refer to the RSS feeds section for access to the feeds and guidelines regarding their use.

For more information about the usage of EurekAlert! Chinese press release content, please contact or call 202-326-6716.

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How do I find information about a particular topic on EurekAlert! Chinese?

Searching the EurekAlert! Chinese archives is the best way to find information on a particular topic. There are two ways to search for information. To perform a simple search, simply enter a search term into the search box located on every EurekAlert! Chinese page. Search terms may be entered as keywords, institutions or regions. The Advanced Search link is located in the header at the top of each EurekAlert! Chinese page. The advanced search option allows users to set more specific parameters for their search results. Users may search for information by typing in one of the following: a keyword, the name of the submitting institution, a region of the submitting institution, the research journal, the name of the organization funding the research, the date for release of the of the information or the name of the meeting at which the research was presented and release date. Every press release posted to EurekAlert! Chinese is accessible through EurekAlert! Chinese's search function.

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How do I find out about breaking news?

To find out about breaking news, you may want to peruse Breaking News, a list of the latest public releases posted to EurekAlert! Chinese.

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Do I need to register to use EurekAlert! Chinese?

To search the public archives, or view the latest public releases, you do not need to register.

Journalists wishing to access embargoed releases, which contain information that has not yet become public, do need to register. There is no cost, but you must meet specific criteria. If you wish to register, please review the Registration Criteria before continuing to the registration form.

Public information officers (PIOs) wishing to post releases to the site do need to register. There is no cost to register, but your institution will need a subscription before you can begin posting information to the site. To register, please review the Registration Criteria before continuing to the registration form. Click here for more information on how to become a subscriber.

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How do I register?

Please read the Registration Criteria before continuing to the registration form. Complete the online form and click on the submit button. You will receive an e-mail confirming that your registration has been sent to the EurekAlert! staff. Within one business day, you will receive an e-mail from a member of the EurekAlert! Chinese staff either welcoming you to EurekAlert! Chinese or asking you for more information. Provided you meet all of the registration criteria, you will also receive your username and password via e-mail.

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How many people from my company/institution can register?

There is no limit to the number of people who can register from a company/institution.

Please note that EurekAlert! Chinese does not allow the sharing of passwords. Therefore, every journalist who needs access to embargoed materials should register individually. Every public information officer (PIO) who needs to post information should also register individually.

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Does it cost anything to register?

There is no cost to register for EurekAlert! Chinese, however, certain requirements must be met. Please read the Registration Criteria before continuing to the registration form. Registration is free for public information officers (PIOs), however your institution/company must be a subscriber before you can post releases to the site. There is a cost for subscription. For more information on how to become a subscriber, please click here.

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What if I forget my password?

If you are a registered user and have forgotten your password, please proceed to Forgot Password? on the main page and fill out the simple form with your username. Within a few minutes a new password will be e-mailed to you. If you have forgotten your username, please contact or call us at 1-202-326-6716.

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Can I change my password?

If you are a registered user and would like to change your password, proceed to My Settings.

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Bookmarking a Release

How do I bookmark a press release that appears in a pop-up window?

Adding a press release to your list of Bookmarks or Favorites is easy. If you are using a PC, simply hold your mouse over the release text and click on the right mouse button. A gray dialog box with a number of options will open. To bookmark a release, choose the Add to Favorites (Internet Explorer) or Add Bookmark (Netscape) option.

If you are using a Macintosh computer, you should see links entitled Favorites (Internet Explorer) or Bookmarks (Netscape) at the top of your screen. To bookmark a release, go to one of these two links and choose either the Add Bookmark or Add to Favorites option.

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EurekAlert! Search

How can a firewall affect my ability to search on EurekAlert! Chinese?

If your system administrator has firewalls set up restricting access to unfamiliar ports on the Internet, you may not be able to perform a search on EurekAlert! Chinese. If this is the case, your browser will return a message indicating that it is unable to reach the server every time you perform a search. If you experience this problem, please ask your system administrator to open up traffic from port 8765.

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RSS Feeds

Does EurekAlert! Chinese offer an RSS feed of its content?

You may access EurekAlert! Chinese's breaking news feed in RSS format at Additional topic specific feeds and RSS information is available at

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Email Alerts

Does EurekAlert! offer email alerts?

EurekAlert! offers email alerts only to registered reporters and public information officers. Others who would like to receive email alerts about the latest science, medicine and technology news posted on EurekAlert! are encouraged to sign up for Google Alerts. To receive daily / weekly alerts on EurekAlert! research releases from Google Alerts:
  • Go to Google Alerts,;
  • In the "Search terms" field, type EurekAlert! and specific keywords;
  • In the "Type" field, click on News;
  • In the "How often" field, highlight the frequency with which you would like to receive the email alerts;
  • In the "Your email" field, type in your email and click on "Create Alert."

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Sponsorship/Advertising Information

Your organization can have an instant and far-reaching impact on the world of science, medicine and technology. Advertising on EurekAlert! Chinese allows you to reach a highly influential group of readers--including science journalists, key information providers from major research institutions and a wide range of Internet users with an interest in science and technology issues. For more information about advertising, pleas write to

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Embargo Policies

What is an embargo?

When applied to published material, an embargo is a prohibition against publicizing information before a certain date. By placing an embargo on the dissemination of research that is scheduled to be published, EurekAlert! Chinese can release information early, giving journalists the time necessary to write accurate and well-researched articles on a given topic. By respecting the embargo, journalists assure themselves of continued access to information in advance of publication.

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Posting of embargoed material to the directory

Material is posted by registered public information officers (PIOs) from institutions, universities and peer-reviewed journals, and is subject to the specific embargo times, dates and policies set by the PIOs and/or EurekAlert! Chinese. Journalists with approved access to this directory are bound to honor all the embargo restrictions. Material that has passed its embargo date and time is considered public information and is released to the public homepage for viewing.

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Contact Information

If you would like to become a sponsor or an advertiser, or if you have questions regarding your account, the positioning of releases or the operations and policies of our site, please write to

If you have any technical questions or questions regarding your account privileges, status and profile, please contact us at 1-202-326-6716 or send a message to

We will respond to all questions promptly. Our staff members are ready to assist you.

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How does my institution purchase a subscription to EurekAlert! Chinese?

The subscription process is very simple. A public information officer from your institution must complete the appropriate subscription form, available in PDF format at or by contacting us at 1-202-326-6716 or Your institution may begin posting eligible news releases and other information on EurekAlert! Chinese as soon as the completed subscription forms are returned by mail or fax. Payment may follow if necessary.

Organizations have the option of purchasing an annual subscription or paying a fee for each news release posted. For information on subscription costs, go to EurekAlert! staff are available during business hours to discuss which subscription type would best meet your institution's needs.

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What are the benefits of subscribing to EurekAlert! Chinese?

EurekAlert! Chinese offers the following benefits to all annual subscribers:

  • Unlimited posting of eligible research and science business news releases and scientific meeting, press conference, award, grant and book announcements
  • Posting of eligible experts from your institution to EurekAlert! Chinese's national and international Experts Database
  • Unlimited posting of eligible meetings, press conferences, and events on EurekAlert! Chinese's Meetings Calendar
  • Access to a secure area for posting sensitive information exclusively for journalists, such as embargoed news about upcoming reports in peer-reviewed journals
  • Automatic archiving of all news releases in an easily retrievable system
  • Monthly and daily reports indicating the number of viewings each of your news releases receives
  • Links to your institution's home page and research publications

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An organization associated with my institution already subscribes to EurekAlert! Chinese. Does my institution need to purchase a separate subscription?

Under the EurekAlert! Chinese subscription policy, an institution is defined as one entity supported by its own public relations function. An institution representing multiple organizations may require multiple subscriptions. Medical institutions affiliated with a university but supported by a separate public relations function must subscribe individually. Journals are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us via e-mail at or phone at 1-202-326-6716 to discuss your institution's situation.

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Posting of information on EurekAlert! Chinese

What kind of information is posted on EurekAlert! Chinese?

News releases on EurekAlert! Chinese announce the latest findings and research advances in science, medicine, technology, health and the social sciences. Also available are releases relating to grant announcements, prizes awarded to scientists or journalists, press conferences, scientific meetings and newly published books. These may include links to supplementary material. Other resources on EurekAlert! Chinese include lists of experts, contacts to scientific organizations and links to the home pages of EurekAlert! Chinese contributors.

Primary contributors include universities and colleges, scientific and medical journals, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

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Who may submit?

The public may submit information to the calendar of events through the link found on the navigation bar located on the left side of the public's homepage.

Public information officers (PIOs) wishing to post releases to the site need to register. There is no cost to register, but your institution will need a subscription before you can begin posting information to the site. To subscribe your institution with EurekAlert! Chinese, please click here.

If you have any other questions regarding the posting of material, please e-mail us at