The Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China (abbreviated as ISTIC), is a national-level scientific and technological information research institute directly under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It is positioned to provide decision-making support for government administrative departments such as the Ministry of Science and Technology, and provide comprehensive information services for scientific and technological innovation subjects. For more than 60 years, ISTIC has formed a culture of “openness, tolerance, innovation, and enterprising”, and has always adhered to the development concept of “establishing the institute with resources, strengthen the institute with technologies, prosper the institute with talents, and operate the institute by law”. It continuously deepens the reform with its spirit of innovation, so that ISTIC’s capabilities in public service, decision-making support, intelligence research, and technology research and development can continue to improve. In light of the new development situation, ISTIC has accumulated many years of development to propose the development strategy goal of establishing “an International Think Tank of Innovative Strategy, the National Science and Technology Information Big Data Center and the National Engineering Center of Science and Technology Information”.

I sincerely thank all walks of life and peers at home and abroad for their consistent support and concern to ISTIC! ISTIC will cooperate with domestic and foreign institutes to provide high-quality and efficient all-round scientific information and decision-making support services for all kinds of innovative subjects with a more open concept and innovative spirit, and strive to fulfil the goal of building a world-class scientific research institute!