Focus and Scope

The Journal of China and international Relations (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 system that this has brought about. JCIR provides a forum for exploring how external factors helped to shape China’s internal transformations and how China’s inner transformation contributed to reshaping the world.

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 the nexus of 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.

Interdisciplinary in scope, JCIR provides analytical analyses of important China-centered political, economic, social and cultural topics.

Peer Review Process

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) University of International Relations in Beijing (UIR)

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

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

Journal History

The Journal of China and International Relations (JCIR) is a scholarly journal affiliated with the joint research center China and International Relations. The center is a collaboration between Aalborg University (AAU) in Denmark and the University of International Relations (UIR), Beijing, China. The Journal is peer reviewed and published twice a year with one issue in English and one issue in Chinese.

The Journal of China and international Relations (JCIR) aims to make a significant contribution to the study of China's current international situation and how China's rise affects the international system. It provides a forum for exploring how external factors helped to shape China’s internal transformations, and how China's inner transformation contributed to reshaping the world.

JCIR is based at the Research Center on Development and International Relations, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University.

JCIR is on the authority list of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

The 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)

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