About This Journal

The periodical of Contemporary Social Sciences (ISSN: 2096-0212) is a peer reviewed and open access English bimonthly periodical founded by Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and approved by the National Radio and Television Administration of the People’s Republic of China (formerly the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China) in March, 2016. As the first English periodical sponsored by a local Academy of Social Sciences, it fills the vacancy of English periodicals by local Academies of Social Sciences nationwide. In accordance with the requirements of the State Press and Publication Administration of Radio, Film and Television, this periodical will “adhere to correct direction of operation, publish outstanding research achievements in the field of social sciences of China, reflect the excellent research achievements in the development of Western China and China’s opening up by overseas media, promote the academic achievements in order to ‘go global’ and enhance China’s international discourse right in the field of social sciences.”

Contemporary Social Sciences mainly invites well–known scholars at home and abroad to contribute for cutting–edge and open academic discussions. It focuses on new research achievements about China by foreign sinologists and responds to concerns about Chinese issues from foreign scholars; adheres to problem orientation and attaches importance to interdisciplines and seeks real academic issues and new growth points of disciplines; puts high value on research of the basic theories of philosophy and social sciences and research of the heritage and spreading of Chinese traditional cultures and concentrates on presenting the latest research results of Chinese topics to the international community like “the Belt and Road”, “Southern Silk Road”, “Excellent Chinese Traditional Cultures”, “Ecological Environmental Protection”, and “China’s Western Development”, to build an academic platform for exchanges of philosophy and social sciences between China and the rest of the world.

Contemporary Social Sciences engages famous experts to join the editorial board. Some of them are from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, local Academy of Social Sciences and universities and Party schools nationwide, and some are outstanding sinologists from Harvard University, Cambridge University, and Oxford University. It engages foreign experts with good English and Chinese proficiency as professional reviewers.

The inaugural issue of Contemporary Social Sciences was published in October 2016, and it is a bimonthly publication according to the requirements of the State Press and Publication Administration of Radio, Film and Television and there are totally 6 issues per year.

All articles published by the Contemporary Social Sciences are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

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