Guidance for contributors


JCCP invites submissions of original, previously unpublished articles in English, Chinese or both languages. Please read our guidelines, which you will find under the following headings.

  • Dual languages
  • Articles and themes
  • Book reviews
  • General submission guidelines
  • Reviewing procedures
  • Title page and affiliation
  • Abstract, Summary, and Keywords
  • Word limits
  • Presentation
  • Referencing
  • Tables and figures
  • Permissions
  • Notes on rendering Chinese names
  • Email addresses for submissions
  • Examples of topics and themes of China in comparative perspective

Important: Please check requirements as set out in the sections listed before submission. Articles that do not meet our requirements will be returned without consideration.

Dual language elements

  • We strongly encourage our contributors to submit articles in both English and Chinese versions because we produce spearate English and Chinese editions of JCCP.
  • If this is impossible, articles can be submitted in either English or Chinese without translation.
  • In such cases, we ask authors to provide a one-page Summary of approximately 500 characters in Chinese for articles written in English or of 500 words in English for articles written in Chinese.
  • It is the contributors’ responsibility to ensure the quality of the translated version meets our standards. If we find it to be 60 per cent unsatisfactory we will be unable to send it to our reviewers straight away and will require an improved translation to be provided. JCCP offers a translation service at lower than market rates.

Articles and themes

  • Articles submitted should be consistent with the aims of the Journal. Please read our statement of aims carefully before submitting.
  • We also welcome proposals for whole issues of JCCP focused on a common theme. If accepted, the proposers of successful subjects for theme-based issues are invited to act as Guest Editors of the Journal. Note that each contribution to a specially edited themed issue will have to pass through the normal reviewing process.

Book reviews

  • We have compiled a list of more than 170 titles for review. The list can be accessed here:
  • We also welcome reviews of books and other related published materials not on this list and of interest to readers of JCCP.
  • If you would like to write a book review or a review essay, please complete the book(s) request form from the JCCP website.  We can then arrange for the book(s) to be posted to you at the address you specify on the online form.  
  • The Guidance for Contributors presented in this document applies to both book reviews and review essays.

General submission guidelines

  • The preferred maximum length for an article is 6-8,000 English words, or 10-12,000 Chinese characters.. If your proposed article exceeds this limit, please correspond with editors via email
  • Please submit your article as an attached file by email. Please save files in Microsoft Word, or as a text file.
  • Manuscripts should be typed and double-spaced throughout.
  • Refereeing is anonymous, so please exclude your name from the title. Authors’ names, titles and affiliations, with complete mailing addresses and telephone/fax numbers, should appear on a separate cover page.
  • Please supply an Abstract of no more than 150 words.
  • Please supply five Keywords for the final version of your article. This is important for searches.
  • The editors will not consider manuscripts that are under consideration by other publishers. Once submitted to JCCP, it is assumed that articles will not be sent to other publishers until a decision has been made about inclusion.

Reviewing procedures

  • All articles submitted are blind-read by two editors, who decide whether they are in principle suitable for publication in the Journal.
  • If yes, the manuscript is then sent to a member of the Editorial Board and at least two recommended assessors from the International Advisory Board for further review. The manuscript will then be returned to the contributor(s) with comments for revision and recommendations for final submission.
  • The whole reviewing procedure should in normal circumstances take no longer than three months. We expect any required or recommended revisions to the submitted manuscript to be completed within four weeks. We reserve the right to decide whether the revisions have been sufficient to warrant publication.     

Title page and affiliation

The title page of the article should be separate from the main body and should include:

  • The full name(s) of the author(s)
  • Academic or other personal affiliation
  • Article submissions should be consistent with the aims of JCCP. Please read our statement of aims carefully before submitting.
  • We also welcome proposals for whole issues of JCCP organized around a common theme. If accepted, the proposers of theme-based issues are invited to act as Guest Editors of the Journal. Note that each contribution to a specially edited themed issue will have to pass the normal reviewing process.

Abstract, summary and keywords

  • Each submission should include an Abstract of maximum 150 words.
  • Submissions in English need a Summary of 500 characters in Chinese after the Abstract. Submissions in Chinese need a Summary of 500 words in English after the Abstract.
  • Each submission should present a list of five Keywords or key phrases after the Abstract and Summary.

Word limits

  • Research reports: up to 5,000 English words; 8,000 Chinese characters
  • Commentaries or short articles: up to 3,000 words; 5,000 Chinese characters
  • Review essays: 2,000–4,000 English words; 3,000-5,000 Chinese characters
  • Book reviews: 1,000–2,000 English words; 2,000-3,000 Chinese characters
  • Letters and news: up to 500 English words; 800 Chinese characters.

Presentation and copy-editing

We are not able to provide copy-editing services: please ensure that all manuscripts sent to us are ready for typesetting:

  • Microsoft Word file
  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: text 12; notes 10
  • Line spacing: double lines (including notes and list of references)
  • Right-hand margins should not be justified
  • Footnotes (no endnotes).


We accept three styles:

  • Author-Date style (also known as Harvard style). Most social scientists are used to Author-Date, so please go ahead and use it.
  • Footnote style. If your article tends to the textual and incorporates sizeable quotes, the footnote format may be more suitable. The Journal prefers that authors give quotes in English translation in the main text; however, footnotes have the benefit of allowing the quote in the original language to be viewed at the same time.
  • ‘One journal two styles’: Author-Date style + Footnote style.
  • For English articles please visit for details.
  • For Chinese articles please download the style of the Chinese Social Science Publishing House at the following address:

Tables and figures

  • Tables and figures should be provided separately (e.g. as email attachments) from the submission of the main text. Authors should indicate their preferred location for each Table or Figure with a note in the main text, e.g. Figure 1 around here.
  • Line diagrams should be in a format suitable for immediate reproduction and without any need for redrawing.
  • Illustrations should be high resolution.
  • Photographs should be black and white and presented using a wide range of contrast.
  • All tables, figures and illustrations should be accompanied by a brief caption or title.
  • The text above and below, and preferably in, tables and figures should be in the same font as the main text, where possible, but smaller.
  • Please check consistency of rendering of words and phrases between figures and tables and the main text, e.g. use the same spacing between numbers and units of measurement, spell words in the same way, use consistent capitalization.
  • The title and caption of a figure should be positioned below the figure, in this format:
    • Figure 1: Inheritance tree for family K. [full stop at the end]
  • Figures with several parts to them may be captioned thus:
    • Figure 1: Spin-polarized lasing at room temperature. (a) Angle-resolved luminescence images at lasing threshold. (b) Energy vs in-plane momentum. [notice punctuation]
  • The title of a table should be positioned above the table, in this format:
    • Table 1: The inheritance of family K [no stop at the end]


Authors are responsible for obtaining permissions from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, figures, tables or lengthy quotations from previously published works.

Note for displaying Chinese names

  • Normally a Chinese surname (or family name) is composed of one single Chinese character (e.g. Zhao, Qian, Sun or Li), occasionally two Chinese characters (e.g. Ouyang).
  • In common usage Chinese names are written surname (typically shorter) first, followed by first names (typically longer because they are composed of two Chinese characters, e.g. Wang Laowu, sometimes with ‘-’ in the middle).
  • In practice, overseas Chinese always put their surnames last in accordance with English name order, e.g. Laowu Wang. Some Chinese first names are composed of a single character, e.g. Zhang San, or ZHANG San, in some cases.
  • In this journal, if you see a surname in front of first names you can assume that person is mainland Chinese. All Chinese names are written in pinyin form, which is not italicized, as is the case for names of places, e.g. Beijing or Shanghai.
  • There are exceptions, as individuals sometimes present their English names in their own way, which is acceptable.

Detailed guidance to English articles 

Examples of topics and themes on China in comparative perspective

The coverage of JCCP is very broad. For your reference, we list 30 themes below. Most of them were initiated by Professor Stephan Feuchtwang in 2006 as the core of the MSc course in China in Comparative Perspective, LSE. The list has been updated over the last 10 years based on teaching and research experiences:

  1. World systems and views of tianxia (天下)
  2. Occidentalism and Orientalism
  3. Civilizations and culture
  4. Religions and believe
  5. Empire and bureaucracy
  6. Long-term historical and political–economic comparisons
  7. Industrial revolution
  8. Demographic transitions
  9. Race, nations and states
  10. Revolution and Cold War
  11. Socialism and Post-socialism              
  12. The countryside and rural areas
  13. The city and town
  14. Migration and immigration
  15. Family and gender
  16. Medicine and health care 
  17. Economy and finance            
  18. Science and technology
  19. Schooling and education 
  20. Sports and arts
  21. Rule of law and rule of li (礼治)
  22. Media and communication
  23. Environment and climate change
  24. Defence and military affairs
  25. Political parties and governments
  26. Democracy and social governance
  27. Foreign affairs and international relations
  28. Civil society and the global society
  29. Area studies and China studies
  30. Social science theory, methodology and the Chinese way of thinking

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《中国比较硏究》致力于出版英汉两个版本,诚邀作者根据以下的准则, 提交未发表之原创的中文、英文或中英文两种版本的文章,要点如下:

  • 双语
  • 文章与主题
  • 书评
  • 投稿一般要求
  • 评审程序
  • 封面和单位
  • 摘要、概要、关键词
  • 字数限制
  • 格式要求
  • 参考文献
  • 表和数字
  • 权限
  • 中文名字英文显示
  • 中国比较研究主题例举



  • 我们强烈鼓励作者提交英文和中文两种版本的稿件。
  • 如不能提交双语稿件,也可分别提交英文或中文稿件。
  • 在这种情况下,我们要求提交英文稿件的作者同时提交约500字的中文摘要;提交中文稿件的作者也要同时提交约500字的英文摘要。
  • 作者要确保翻译的质量符合我们的标准。如果60%的内容达不到我们的标准,我们将无法将其发送给我们的审阅者,将会直接退回作者要求提交更好的译稿。《中国比较研究》提供低于市场价的翻译服务。


  • 作者提交的文章须与本刊宗旨一致,投稿前请仔细阅读本刊宗旨。
  • 我们也欢迎作者提交专题讨论的建议书。如建议被接纳,提议者 会被邀请为本刊的客座编辑。请注意,即使是专题讨论,每篇论文都仍按常规行评审。


  • 我们收集了一份170多本书的书目供书评或评论文章选择,请在此网页查阅:
  • 我们也欢迎发表在此书目之外的、读者感兴趣的相关的书评及其他出版物的评论。
  • 如果您想撰写书评或评论文章,请到《中国比较研究》网站填书 籍索取表表格:。 我们便会根据您提供的联系方式为您提供样书(纸质版或电子版)。
  • 本“作者须知”同样适用于书评和评论文章。


  • 优选的文章的最大长度的英文是6-8,000字,中文10-12,000。如果文章超出此限制,请与编辑部联系
  • 请将您的文章作为附件通过电子邮件提交。请将文章保存微软Word或文本格式。
  • 文章从头至尾为双行距。
  • 请将作者的姓名、职务、单位、地址、电话/传 真号码等一律放在另外一个文件里,便于匿名评审
  • 请提供150左右字的摘要。
  • 请提供5个关键字或关键短语,便于搜索。
  • 请勿一稿两投,如果发现,不予发表。


  • 所有来稿均由两位编辑进行匿名评审。他们将决定文章在原则上是 否适合在《中国比较硏究》出版。
  • 如果评审结果是肯定的话,来稿会转送到编委会另一位编辑和至少两位国际咨询委员会委员或他们推荐的评审员作进一步审查。 之后该手稿将连同评语和建议发还予作者供进一步修改,以便正式最后提交。
  • 在正常情况下,整个审查程序不超过三个月。我们期望作者对任 何要求或建议的修订在四周内完成。我们对修改稿是否足以发表 保留最终决定权。



  • 作者的全名
  • 学术或其他个人所隶属的单位
  • 联络作者的电邮地址
  • 作者简介 (150字左右)


  • 研究论文:英文8000字以内;中文12000字以内  (包括注脚和参考 目录)[极特殊情况例外]
  • 研究报告:英文5,000字,中文8,000字以内
  • 评介文章:英文3,000字,中文5,000字以内
  • 书评文章:英文2,000-4,000字,中文3,000-5,000字
  • 书评:英文1,000-2,000字,中文2,000-3,000字
  • 信件或新闻:英文500字,中文800字以内



  • 微软Word文件
  • 字体:宋体 (Times New Roman)
  • 文本字体大小:12 ; 注释:10
  • 行间距:双行距 (包括注释和参考书目)
  • 文章靠右边对齐,请勿两端对齐
  • 注脚 (没有尾注)



  • 作者-日期格式(也称为哈佛式),此为大多数社会科学论文使用的主要体例
  • 脚注式:人文科学的论文大多采取这种体例 
  • “一刊两式”,参考文献为哈佛式,内容性注释为脚注详情请登陆《中国比较研究》网站了解。
  • 英文体例参见网页
  • 中文体例参见中国社科出版社体例,可在此下载


  • 表格和数字应与内文分开,单独成页(例如电子邮件附件)。作者应 在正文中标注各表或图的具体位置,例如:图1在这里。
  • 线状图形格式须适合于即行复制,无需重新绘制。
  • 插图须为高分辨率。
  • 照片须为黑白,使用广泛的对比度。
  • 所有表格、图形和插图应附有简短的文字说明。
  • 表格和图形的标题与文本的字体相同,字号要小一号。
  • 请检查数字和表格以及正文用词和短语之间的一致性,例如, 使用相同的间距数字和测量单位,拼写和大小写要统一。
  • 图形的标题和标题应位于图形下方,格式为:- 图1:K家族谱的延续。[以句号结束]
  • 带有几个部分的图形可标注为:- 图1:室温下的自旋极化激光。 (a)角度分辨发光图像在激光阈值。 (b)能量对平面动量。 [注意标点符号]
  • 表格的标题应位于表格上方,格式为:- 表1:K家族谱延续 [结束无标点符号]




  • 一般而言, 中文姓氏 (或家族姓氏) 由一个汉字构成 (例如: 赵、钱、 孙、李), 有时由两个汉字组成 (例如: 欧阳)。
  • 中文人名的写法,  在一般使用上,  先写姓氏  (一般较短的),  再来是 名 (一般较长的) [因为它们由两个中文字组成, 例如: 王老五 (Wang Laowu), 有时候, 在中间加上分号 (-) 来连接人名的两个汉字。]
  • 在实际运用上, 海外华人总是将他们姓放在最后, 以英文姓名顺序 来书写, 例如: 老五王 (Laowu Wang)。有些中文人名由一个汉字组 成, 例如: 张三 (Zhang San 或 ZHANG San)。此外,一些名人的名 字的拼音是按照中文姓名顺序并且姓氏也不用大写,如:费孝通 (Fei Xiaotong),习近平(Xi Jinping)。
  • 在本刊中, 如果你看到姓放在名的前面, 你可以推测那个人是来自中国大陆。所有中文姓名由拼音形式呈现, 而不是以斜体字呈现,地名也是如此, 例如: 北京或上海 (Beijing, Shanghai)。
  • 名字的使用方式因人而异,也有例外。





中国比较研究是对中国研究的一种独特视角,覆盖的领域比较广泛。以下列举的是在王斯福 (Stephan Feuchteang) 教授于2006年创办中国比较研究硕士学位的核心课程的20个论题基础上,经过10年的教学实践并结合我们的研究而更新的,仅供参考。

  1. 世界与天下体系
  2. 西方主义与东方主义
  3. 文明与文化
  4. 宗教与信仰
  5. 帝国与科层制
  6. 长期的历史和政治经济比较
  7. 工业革命
  8. 人口转变
  9. 民族与国家
  10. 革命与冷战
  11. 社会主义与后社会主义
  12. 农村
  13. 城市与乡镇
  14. 国内移民与国际移民
  15. 家庭与性别
  16. 医药与保健
  17. 经济与金融
  18. 科学与技术
  19. 学校与教育
  20. 体育与文艺
  21. 法制与礼制
  22. 媒体与传播
  23. 环境与气候变化
  24. 国防与军事
  25. 政党与政府
  26. 民主与社会治理
  27. 外交事务与国际关系
  28. 公民社会与全球社会
  29. 区域研究与中国研究
  30. 社科理论和方法论与中国人思维方式


提交: 请逐项核对上述各项要求,如未达到我们的标准,文章将会被退回,不予考虑。

© 全球中国比较研究会 版权所有


   (王睿译,林曦校; Ching Yuen Luk 译校增补版)


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