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Ground-breaking News: The Journal of Chinese Sociology Receives Its First Impact Factor: 1.5!

The Journal of Chinese Sociology achieved its first impact factor of 1.5 in the most recent Journal Citation Reports, ranking it in the Q3 region among 214 sociology journals.
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the editors-in-chief, editorial board members, guest editors, reviewers, authors and anyone else who has helped the journal grow. We also want to thank our loyal readers.


Article Collections

Arts and culture in East Asia: creative practices and their marketization in a global perspective

China's work and labor in the era of industrial transition and globalization

Post-Western Sociology

New sociological perspectives on inequality

Inequalities in China and Mexico

Ethnographic Fieldwork in a Global Era: Challenges and Opportunities

Cultural Sociology and China

Ageing and Intergenerational Relations in Contemporary Chinese Societies

Call for papers

Decarbonisation, Green Transition, Sustainable Development, and the Making of Ecological Civilisation in Contemporary China: A Sociological Contribution
Guest editors: Guanli Zhang, Chuntian Lu, Xiang Fang

Embracing the Future: Reproduction, Child-rearing and Family-building
Guest editors: Diyang Zeng, Yang Shen

Digital Technology, Platform Economy, and Imaginaries of Good Life
Guest editors: Bingchun Meng, Linliang Qian

Sports and Lifestyle in the New Era
Guest editors: Yupei Zhao, Lijun Zhou, SUM Kim Wai Raymond

Aims and scope

The mission of the journal is to facilitate the development of the discipline of sociology in China, and promote the academic progress of sociological studies on Chinese society around the world. The Journal aims to build a first-rate international platform for academic exchange and collaboration between Chinese sociologists and their overseas peers.

The Journal of Chinese Sociology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal and welcomes high-quality work from all areas of sociology and sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, economists, historians, psychologists and political scientists.

Sponsored by the Institute of Sociology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, The Journal of Chinese Sociology is Chinese mainland's first English journal in sociology. It mainly publishes empirical studies on contemporary Chinese society with important theoretical and policy implications. Key topics include the changing social stratification/social inequality in China; social movements and contentious politics; the sociological studies on economic reform and development; social organizations and social governance; family and demographic studies; migration, migrant workers and urbanization; cultural and ideological change since the reform; the sociological understanding of the environment; social security and social policy.

Society affiliation

The Journal of Chinese Sociology is affiliated with: The Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    1.5 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.026 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.455 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    30 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    192 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    83 Altmetric mentions

This journal is indexed by

  • ESCI
  • Scopus
  • Google Scholar
  • DOAJ
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  • ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  • Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China 
  • Naver
  • ProQuest International Bibliography of Social Sciences(IBSS)
  • ProQuest Social Sciences
  • ProQuest Sociology
  • ProQuest Central