The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (JEACS) is the open-access and peer-reviewed academic journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS). It is independent of financial and political interests, and not affiliated to any commercial publishing house. It is hosted by university servers and is published annually.

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Sections and special collections

The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies publishes

  • Research papers must display the outcomes of unpublished original research. These papers should make a substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding in the various fields of Chinese studies. Research papers undergo a double-blind peer-review, i.e. authors and reviewers remain anonymous for the whole review process. Research papers should not exceed 10,000 words in length, including an abstract and keywords in English and Chinese.
  • Spotlights examine current trends in the field on the one hand, and recollections of historical actors in European sinology on the other hand. By analysing recent developments not available or under-represented in the news, and by challenging older sinological traditions and figures, these research essays contribute to improving the understanding of the changes affecting the Chinese world. Members of the editorial team review contributions of up to 8,000 words through a rapid and open peer-review process.
  • Book reviews: We are particularly interested in publishing reviews of books published in languages other than English, so as to increase the visibility of some of the less frequently quoted European languages in Chinese studies. Proposals from authors, editors, publishers and potential reviewers are welcome and will be considered and assessed by the editors provided the suggested monographs fit the highest standards of academic publishing. Review articles undergo an open peer-review, i.e. members of the editorial team review the contributions. They should be no more than 3,000 words in length.
  • Dissertation abstracts: Information on recently defended PhD theses informs our scholarly community on new research carried in Europe by early career scholars. Authors are required to submit: author’s first and last name; title of the thesis (in original language and in English); link to online repository (when available); institution; year and month of award; 500 word abstract (in English).
  • Editorials introduce special issues of The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies and are prepared by the journal’s editors or by invited guest editors. Hence editorials are not open for submission. Interested parties are encouraged to send a proposal to the journal’s editors. Editorials undergo an open peer-review, where the contributions are reviewed by members of the editorial team, and should be no more than 6,000 words in length..

All word limits include abstracts, notes and bibliography.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are published as soon as they are ready to avoid unnecessary delays in making knowledge publicly available. Special collections of articles are published as part of the normal issue, but also within a separate collection page.

Manuscript Submission

The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studiespublishes only original research articles. Previously published articles or manuscripts under consideration elsewhere will not be accepted.

Find more information on how to submit your research article, book review, or abstract of a defended PhD thesis on our "submission"page.



The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies is a journal that primarily publishes contributions in English with an English and Chinese abstract.


Copyright and License

Contributions published in The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Therefore, contributions and can be shared and adapted freely, as long as appropriate credit is given, changes are indicated and it is used for non-commercial purposes. Please see the full license for details.

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Open Access Policy

The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies operates under the  Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities and puts into practice the idea of academic research as a social action that is free, accessible, and transparent. The journal makes its contents accessible online and free of charge. The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies does not charge submission or publication fees from authors.



The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies will be listed in DOAJ, the Directory of Open Access Journals.

The Journal of the European Association for Chinese Studies is currently in the process of registering with other directories and applying to indices. Please contact the editors for suggestions or inquiries.