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Table 6.

Profiles of the leading academic journal lists in China

Journal listProviderIndexed journalsRelease yearUpdate frequency
Number of journalsScopesLanguageResearch areasIdentification numbers
CSCD NSLC 1,229 (2019) Domestic Chinese, English LB; PS; TE; SS (partly) ISSN and CN 1995 Biennially 
JPT NSLC 11,930 (2019) Domestic & international English LB; PS; SS; TE ISSN 2004 Yearly 
AMI CASSES 1,523 (2018) Domestic Chinese, English AH; SS CN 2014 Quadrennial 
CJCR ISTIC 2,444 (2019) Domestic Chinese, English AH; LB; PS; SS; TE CN 1997 Yearly 
GCJC Peking University Library 1,983 (2017) Domestic Chinese AH; LB; PS; SS; TE CN 1992 Triennial (2008–); Quadrennial (before 2008) 
CSSCI ICSSRA, Nanjing University 782 (2019) Domestic Chinese AH; SS ISSN or CN 1998 Biennially (2003–) Yearly (before 2003) 
WAJCI CNKI 13,088 (2018) Domestic & international Chinese, English AH; LB; PS; SS; TE ISSN or CN 2018 Yearly 
Journal listProviderIndexed journalsRelease yearUpdate frequency
Number of journalsScopesLanguageResearch areasIdentification numbers
CSCD NSLC 1,229 (2019) Domestic Chinese, English LB; PS; TE; SS (partly) ISSN and CN 1995 Biennially 
JPT NSLC 11,930 (2019) Domestic & international English LB; PS; SS; TE ISSN 2004 Yearly 
AMI CASSES 1,523 (2018) Domestic Chinese, English AH; SS CN 2014 Quadrennial 
CJCR ISTIC 2,444 (2019) Domestic Chinese, English AH; LB; PS; SS; TE CN 1997 Yearly 
GCJC Peking University Library 1,983 (2017) Domestic Chinese AH; LB; PS; SS; TE CN 1992 Triennial (2008–); Quadrennial (before 2008) 
CSSCI ICSSRA, Nanjing University 782 (2019) Domestic Chinese AH; SS ISSN or CN 1998 Biennially (2003–) Yearly (before 2003) 
WAJCI CNKI 13,088 (2018) Domestic & international Chinese, English AH; LB; PS; SS; TE ISSN or CN 2018 Yearly 

Note: The research areas are classified into five broad categories: Arts & Humanities (AH); Life Sciences & Biomedicine (LB); Physical Sciences (PS); Social Sciences (SS); Technology Engineering (TE).

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