About the Journal

Journal of China and International Relations (JCIR) is a scholarly journal managed by the Research Center on Development and International Relations, Department of Politics and Society, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University. JCIR is on the bibliometric authority list of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science (BFI). The Journal is published online twice a year with one issue in English and one issue in Chinese. In the English version, articles are made electronically available before publication as soon as they have been through the peer review and proofreading process. The Chinese version is managed by the College of International Relations, Huaqiao University, China.

Focus and Scope 

JCIR is a cutting-edge source of scholarship, information and analysis about the contemporary rise of China and its impact on the international system in an era of globalization and transnational capitalism. JCIR aims to make an important and significant contribution to the study of China’s rise to the status of a world power in connection with the profound changes in the world that it has brought about. It provides a forum for exploring how external factors helped shape China’s internal transformations and how China’s inner transformation contributed to reshaping the world. Interdisciplinary in scope, JCIR provides analyses of important China-centered political, economic, social and cultural topics.


JCIR is committed to publishing informed and insightful analyses from both Western and Chinese scholars worldwide and stimulating the scholarly debate on contemporary China in its new role in the current transnational era of international relations and international political economy. Special encouragement is given to those who want to develop China-oriented theories of international relations and international political economy. JCIR invites the submission of original articles on China and international relations in social sciences and humanities within the above mentioned range of disciplines. All articles are refereed for review acceptance. Book reviews are also invited.


JCIR adopts the online Open Journal System (OJS). Manuscript submission, reviewing and assessment as well as publication are carried out online. For detailed manuscript submission information and process including the manuscript style guideline, please refer to the Journal’s homepage: https://journals.aau.dk/index.php/jcir

JCIR is indexed and registered in the following online directories and databases:

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
  • Aalborg University Library’s system
  • Google Scholar UlrichsWeb (contains more than 300,000 serials)
  • Scopus


Peer Review Process

All submissions will be peer reviewed (double blind review) by external referees. The final decision on whether to publish or not is made by the editors.

There are two editorial committees:
1) Aalborg University (AAU)
2) Huaqiao University.

The AAU committee is in charge of the English version, while the Huaqiao committee is in charge of the Chinese version.

The Editor in Chief has the final decision in case of disagreement or controversies.

Open Access Policy

Open Access

The Journal of China and International Relations supports Aalborg University's Open Access Policy. All articles published will immediately and permanently be free for anyone to retrieve, read and download. The journal does not charge authors for publishing in the journal.

Articles published in Journal of China and International Relation are following the license Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License: Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivs (by-nc-nd). Further information about Creative Commons


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