Journal of Chinese Political Science (JCPS) has been recently accepted into SSCI, Clarivate (formerly Thomson Reuter) Social Sciences Citation Index. JCPS is a rigorously peer refereed academic journal in political science that publishes theoretical and empirical research articles on Chinese politics across the whole spectrum of political science.

Coverage in the journal emphasizes Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy in comparative perspectives. The journal also features special issues, review essays, and research papers on different aspects of contemporary China, which explore a new development or cutting edge research agenda in the discipline or sub-fields or illuminate a larger and important conceptual, theoretical or methodological concern.

  • Recently accepted in Clarivate's (formerly Thomson Reuter's) Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Publishes theoretical, policy, and empirical research articles on Chinese politics across the whole spectrum of political science
  • Emphasizes Chinese domestic politics and foreign policy in comparative perspectives.
  • Also features papers on relevant aspects of contemporary China

Journal information

Editor-in-Chief
  • Sujian Guo
Publishing model
Hybrid (Transformative Journal). Learn about publishing Open Access with us

Journal metrics

1.033 (2019)
Impact factor
23 days
Submission to first decision
100 days
Submission to acceptance
107,964 (2020)
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  • COVID-19 and impact on peer review

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

  • Call for Papers: Nationalism and Its Impact on World Politics During COVID-19

    Amid COVID-19 pandemic, nationalism is surging and sweeping across the world, particularly in some major powers, such as China, the United States, Russia, and some European countries. We call for papers that would engage in reflective and critical discourse on the subject matters, with no limit on the scope and topics, and shed light on our understanding of state foreign policy behaviors, and the future of globalization, world order and global governance.

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About this journal

Electronic ISSN
1874-6357
Print ISSN
1080-6954
Abstracted and indexed in
  1. ANVUR
  2. BFI List
  3. CNKI
  4. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  5. Dimensions
  6. EBSCO Academic Search
  7. EBSCO Advanced Placement Source
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
  9. EBSCO Political Science Complete
  10. Google Scholar
  11. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  12. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  13. Naver
  14. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  15. ProQuest Central
  16. ProQuest International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
  17. ProQuest Politics Collection
  18. ProQuest Research Library
  19. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  21. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  22. SCImago
  23. SCOPUS
  24. Social Science Citation Index
  25. TD Net Discovery Service
  26. UGC-CARE List (India)
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