The University of Chicago Press and The College of Asia and the Pacific at The Australian National University are proud to announce a new partnership to publish The China Journal, an essential journal for scholars of Chinese society, economics, anthropology, and politics. The partnership will begin with the July 2012 issue (no. 68).
For more than thirty years The China Journal has been the source of cutting-edge scholarship, information, and analysis about China and Taiwan. Sponsored by ANU’s College of Asia and the Pacific, the journal offers informed and insightful commentary from China scholars worldwide, stimulating the scholarly debate on contemporary China. The journal has ranked number one in the “area studies” category of the Thompson-Reuters Journal Citation Report two out of the last five years.
The move to Chicago Journals will bring an improved electronic edition in addition to the journal’s twice-yearly print issue. Expanded indexing as well as search and citation-linking functionality will make the journal’s electronic content more available and discoverable for scholars all over the world. As with all Chicago journals, TCJ will be included in JSTOR’s Current Scholarship Program as well as JSTOR’s back file archive, making the journal’s full run of new and archived content available in one place. Prior to Issue 34 (July 1995), TCJ was The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs. JSTOR has the entire series of AJCA in its archives to 1979.
“This is an exciting development for our journal,” said Andrew Kipnis, who co-edits the journal with Luigi Tomba and assistant editor Janelle Caiger. “Working with the Press will allow us to maintain the journal’s editorial standards while greatly improving the production, distribution, and visibility of the scholarship it publishes.”
“The China Journal makes an excellent addition to our journals roster,” said Kari Roane, journals acquisition manager for the Press. “Attention to China is growing exponentially and we at Chicago Journals are thrilled to be part of the effort to bring this highly respected journal to increasing numbers of scholars worldwide.”
Praise for TCJ:
“The China Journal is currently the premier international journal on contemporary Chinese affairs. Known for its high quality, in-depth articles and incisive book reviews, it has become an indispensable source for understanding the processes of reform and development in late twentieth and twenty-first century China.”—James L. Hevia, University of Chicago
“The irreplaceable and first journal to consult for both innovative scholarship and substantive book reviews.”—Deborah Davis, Yale University
“Has now become must reading for any serious student of contemporary China.”—Martin K. Whyte, Harvard University
About the College of Asia and the Pacific:
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific houses a remarkable assembly of scholars and resources devoted to the study of Australia’s neighborhood from Afghanistan to the Pacific. Dedicated to outstanding research and education, the College is a center for Australia’s intellectual engagement and scholarly dialogue with the societies, worlds of thought, economies, and cultures of Asia and the Pacific. Members of the College carry out research in areas ranging from public policy, climate change, anthropology, history, linguistics, and archaeology to defense studies and international relations. Their work appears as scholarly articles in journals, public policy documents, books, and contributions to current debates in the media or through regional updates. As well as contributing to high-quality research, they teach at all levels, including undergraduate and masters-by-coursework programs, and also supervise higher degree work by research students (PhD).
About the University of Chicago Press:
Founded in 1891, the University of Chicago Press was conceived by President William Rainey Harper as an organic part of the University, extending the influence of Chicago scholars around the globe. Within ten years, the Press had introduced fourteen scholarly journals (including American Journal of Sociology, The Elementary School Journal, The Journal of Geology, International Journal of Plant Sciences, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, and Journal of Political Economy; all remain in wide circulation). Today, the Journals Division of the Press publishes more than 50 journals and hardcover serials, presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences.