Regulations concerning Newspaper Temporarily Increasing Sheets and Increasing Numbers

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Administration of Press and Publications,

3 July 1990

It is a regular phenomenon in newspaper publishing that newspapers need to temporarily increase sheet numbers or number quantities because of special needs, but at present, the increase of sheets and numbers is relatively chaotic, for example, some newspapers increase sheets or numbers on their own accord without seeking approval, some use the provisional increase of sheets or numbers as an excuse to run “special issues” and engage in “paid-for news”, for the purpose of profit, some even publish two versions of the same newspaper, of which one is printed in relatively small numbers, in order to cheat readers and advertising customers, this creates a very bad influence on society. In order to strengthen management over the temporary increase of sheets or numbers by newspapers, hereby, the relevant matters are promulgated as follows:

I, Temporary sheet increase by newspapers refers to newspapers listed under the “Domestic Uniform Periodical Numbering” that increase the number of sheets temporarily or for one time outside of the number of sheets provided on the “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate”; temporary number increase by newspapers refers to newspapers listed under the “Domestic Uniform Periodical Numbering” that increase the number of numbers temporarily or for once outside of the number of numbers provided on the “Newspaper and Periodical Registration Certificate”. Newspaper digests and special collections do not fall into the scope of provisional increase of sheets or numbers. Newspapers holding an “Internal Newspaper and Periodical Printing Permit” may not increase sheets or numbers temporarily.

II, The temporary increase of sheets or numbers by newspapers must be approved by the administrative press and publications department, only then may publication take place. The temporary increase of sheets or numbers by newspaper shall be applied for in writing by the newspaper publisher, thirty days before publication, with the administrative press and publications management department (newspapers of central work units report to the Administration of Press and Publications; newspapers of local work units report with the provincial level administrative press and publications department). Application content includes:

1. the reason for temporary increase of sheets or numbers;

2. the content of temporary increase of sheets or numbers;

3. the genre, publishing date, layout, number of sheets, distribution scope, etc.,  of temporary increase of sheets or numbers;

4. approval documents for the temporary increase of sheets or numbers from the newspaper’s controlling department.

III, The temporary increase of sheets or numbers by newspapers shall conform to the following requirements:

1. newspapers temporarily increasing sheets or numbers shall publish them according to the approved genre, publishing date, layout, number of sheets, distribution scope, etc., these may not be wilfully changed;

2. newspapers temporarily increasing sheets shall  indicate the phrase “Today x sheets of x size” in a clear position at the bottom of the masthead of that date; newspapers provisionally increasing numbers shall indicate the phrase “added number x of year xxxx” in a clear position at the bottom of the masthead”.

3. newspapers temporarily increasing sheets or numbers may not charge extra fees from users;

4. newspapers temporarily increasing sheets shall be printed according to the print run of the original newspaper, and distributed with the original newspaper; they may not be independently distributed and sold, and the sheet number shall be indicated according to the sheet numbering scheme of the original newspaper (for example, fifth edition, sixth edition, etc.).

IV, Newspapers may not publish special issues for exhibitions, expositions, trade fairs, goods ordering fairs or other activities, or specific work units, under the form of increasing editions.

V, Newspapers may generally not temporarily increase numbers, with the exception of being in coordination with impotent international conferences or events, nationwide or province-wide important conferences or activities or to conduct specific propaganda. The publication of temporary increase of numbers shall conform to the following requirements:

1. showing the approval documents of the work unit sponsoring a conference or event (ministerial, provincial level or higher_ for this conference or event and the approval documents to publish temporarily increased numbers to the examination and approval organ;

2. where the distribution quantity of the newspaper is 80.000 copies or more, the quantity of temporarily increased numbers or special issues may not be less than 80.000 copies (for example, a newspaper whose distribution quantity exceeds 80.000 copies in the city where the conference or event is organized, shall print according to the distribution quantity of that city), and it is to be sent to all subscribers of that newspaper in the city concerned; where the print run is 80.000 copies or less, the number of its temporarily increased numbers or special issues shall be the same as the print run of the original newspaper, and it shall be distributed to all subscribers of the original newspapers together with the original newspaper. Temporarily increased numbers and special issues may not be distributed or sold independently;

3. Advertising space may not exceed 1/3 of temporarily increased numbers or special issues;

4. The phrase “special issue xxx” shall be indicated in a clear position, its point size shall be clearly smaller than the font size of the masthead.

VI, Newspapers that temporarily increase sheets or numbers must have them published by editors of the newspaper’s editorial department, they may not be published by other work units or individuals through contracting, entrustment or other forms; they may not be edited or published under the name of a delegated agency of that newspaper (such as a journalist station)

The above provisions take effect on 1 August 1990.

关于报纸临时增版、增期的规定
(新闻出版署1990年7月3日发布)

报纸因某种特殊需要,临时增加版数或期数,本是报纸出版中的一个正常现象,但目前临时增版、增期比较混乱,如有的报纸不经批准就自行增版增期,有的借临时增版、增期办“专刊”,搞“有偿新闻”,借以牟利,有的甚至同日报纸出版两种版式,其中一种只印制少量,以欺骗读者和广告客户,在社会上造成很坏的影响。为加强对报纸临时增版、增期的管理,现就有关事项规定如下:
一、报纸临时增版是指编入“国内统一刊号”的报纸,一次性地在“报刊登记证”规定的版数以外临时增加版数;报纸的临时增期是指编入“国内统一刊号”的报纸,一次性地在“报刊登记证”规定的期数以外临时增加期数。报纸的精选本、专辑均不属于临时增版、增期范围。持“内部报刊准印证”的报纸不得临时增版、增期。
二、报纸临时增版、增期,需经新闻出版行政管理部门批准后方可出版。报纸临时增版、增期应由报社在出版前30天,向新闻出版行政管理部门(中央单位的报纸向新闻出版署;地方单位的报纸,向省级新闻出版行政管理部门)提出书面申请。申请内容包括:
1.临时增版、增期的理由;
2.临时增版、增期的内容;
3.临时增版、增期的文种、出版日期、开版、版数、发行范围等;
4.报纸主管单位对临时增版、增期的批准文件。
三、报纸出版临时增版、增期,应符合下列要求:
1、临时增版、增期的报纸应按批准的文种、出版日期、内容、开版、版数、发行范围等出版,不得随意改变;
2.临时增版的报纸,应在当期报纸报头下明显位置标明“今日X开X版”字样;临时增期的报纸,应在报头下明显位置标明出版日期及“××××年增第×期”字样;
3.报纸临时增版、增期均不得向读者另外收费;
4.报纸临时增版应按原报纸印数印制,随原报发送;不得单独发送和零售,并应按原报纸版序号顺序标明增版序号(如第五版、第六版……)。
四、报纸不得以临时增版形式为展览会、展销会、交易会、定货会等活动或为某一单位出版专刊。
五、报纸除配合重要国际性会议或活动、全国性、全省性的重要会议或活动而进行的特殊宣传外,一般不得临时增期。出版临时增期须符合下列要求:
1.向审批机关出示会议或活动主办单位(部、省级以上)对本次会议或活动的批准文件和出版临时增期专刊的批准文件;
2.报纸发行量在8万份以上的,其临时增期专刊印数不得少于8万份(如报纸在会议或活动举行城市的发行量超过8万份的,应按在该城市的发行数量印制),并随原报向报纸在该城市的全部订户发送;发行量在8万份以下的,其临时增期专刊印数应与报纸原印数一致,并随原报向报纸全部订户发送。临时增期专刊不得单独发送和零售;
3.广告篇幅不得超过临时增期专刊的1/3;
4.须在明显位置标明“×××专刊”字样,其字号应明显小于原报头字号。
六、报纸临时增版、增期必须由本报编辑部编辑出版,不得以承包、委托等方式由其他单位或个人编辑出版;不得以本报派出机构(如记者站)的名义编辑出版。
以上规定,从1990年8月1日起执行。

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