The Beijing Arbitration Commission (the “BAC”) is established following the promulgation of the Chinese Arbitration Law. During the two decades since then, the BAC has stuck to its values of “independence, fairness, professionalism, efficiency”, and endeavored to keep neutral, expertized, and international, and is recognized as a symbol of the spirit of arbitration and the idea of innovation, with continuous increase in its creditability, public image, and global influence. By December 31, 2013, the BAC has accepted 22,034 arbitrations in total, with the amount in dispute of 106.33 billion RMB. The handling of so many complex commercial disputes has won the BAC extensive experience and sincere trust from arbitration users.
The BAC always emphasizes on theoretical research on ADR, and has founded Beijing Arbitration Quarterly (formerly the Beijing Arbitration Newsletter) to promote ADR related theoretical study, academic discussion, and experience sharing. By October, 2013, 84 volumes of Beijing Arbitration Quarterly has been published, with substantive influence achieved among academics and practitioners, and has become a widely recognized journal within the ADR community. Due to limitation of space, however, it is not easy for this journal to fully reflect the authors’ viewpoints, nor is to systematically expound academic achievements in some specific sectors. In light of this, the BAC made its decision to fund the BAC Work Series, where studies on ADR will be selected, edited, and published into books. The BAC Work Series is expected to attract and collect the cutting-edge academic achievements, and thereby to guide the BAC’s ADR practice and to improve its case administration services. Research fund is also available under the BAC Work Series, in order to sponsor academics with insightful views and in-depth studies, and to promote public share and dissemination of their research productions.
The full name of the BAC Work Series is the BAC New Exploration of Dispute Resolution Series. It aims to encourage and support cutting-edge and explorative studies on diversified dispute resolution. The BAC Work Series collect contributions relating to diversified dispute resolution that is of independent thinking and profound deliberations of the author, with theoretical and practical values. The BAC will provide financial assistance to the BAC Work Series publication and publicity.
For years, the BAC has been working on the promotion of diversified dispute resolution mechanism. And the BAC Work Series will help further the development of researches on diversified dispute resolution. The BAC looks forward to attention and support from its colleagues and friends within the dispute resolution community to the BAC Work Series, as well as their comments and suggestions, and is confident to make the BAC Work Series a time-honored set of books in the field of diversified dispute resolution.
Notice on Submission of Application for Library Project of Beijing Arbitration Commission of 2014- “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution”
With a view to promoting the development of the mechanism for diversified dispute resolutions in China, encouraging people of all walks of life to engage in the study of such mechanism, and demonstrating the level of such study in China, Beijing Arbitration Commission (“the Commission”) hereby starts the publication of the library of “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution” of the Commission of 2014. We are calling for academic monographs from people engaged in various fields and giving notice on the specific issues concerning application for the library project of Beijing Arbitration Commission of this year- “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution”:
1. Prerequisites and Requirements for Application
1) Legal monographs regarding dispute resolutions written by any arbitrators of the Commission, lawyers, teachers or students of any colleges domestic or overseas, and staff members of any scientific research institutes, law courts, administrative departments or trade associations and, etc.
2) The monograph should have a clear viewpoint and structure, and is theoretically and practically worthwhile to study and innovative in its content, capable of demonstrating the analytical and research ability of the author. In principle, it may not be in the form of paper compilation, case compilation or interpretations of laws or regulations.
3) Applicants should guarantee that there is no dispute in copyright.
4) There is no financing from other publisher for the monograph.
5) The manuscript of the monograph has been completed
2. Application Procedures
1) Applicants first download and fill up the Application Form for Library Project of Beijing Arbitration Commission - “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution” (Appendix), then ,together with the manuscript of the monograph in 5 copies, post them to Su Yu of the general office of the Commission. And the electronic version of the application form and the manuscript should also be sent to the email box firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) The project application forms will be received by the Commission and submitted in a unified manner to the Editorial Board of the library for review. The Board will make final decision as to whether include the applied monograph into the annual financing plan of the Library of Beijing Arbitration Commission. The review period will be generally three months commencing on the application deadline.
3) If the project passed the review, the general office of the Commission will give a notice of project approval. The applicant should sign a publication contract with the Commission after receiving the notice. Failure to sign the contract beyond the deadline with no due cause will be deemed that the applicant has voluntarily given up his qualifications for applying for the project.
1) The Commission will finance some of the projects included in the financing plan of the library project of Beijing Arbitration Commission - “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution” based on their academic level and quality. Specific amount shall be separately agreed upon.
2) The binding and front cover of the monograph included in the library project of Beijing Arbitration Commission of 2014 will be in compliance with the unified requirements of the Commission for the library project.
The application deadline for the library project of Beijing Arbitration Commission of 2014- “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution” is November 30, 2014.
Contact Person: Sun Yu
Address: 16th Floor, China Merchants Tower, No.118, Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Beijing Arbitration Commission
July 7, 2014
Appendix: Application Form for Library Project of Beijing Arbitration Commission - “a New Exploration of Dispute Resolution”