Chinese Sociological Review

Effective with the fall 2011 issue (vol. 44, no. 1), Chinese Sociological Review (CSR) (Print ISSN 2162-0555, Online ISSN 2162-0563), edited by Xiaogang Wu of the Center for Applied Social and Economic Research, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,will continue Chinese Sociology and Anthropology (ISSN: 0009-4625), the quarterly journal published by M.E. Sharpe since 1968.

CSR will publish high-quality original works from sociologists and other social scientists in the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and abroad. The mission of the journal is to advance the understanding of contemporary Chinese society and contribute to general knowledge in the discipline of sociology. All research articles will undergo a rigorous editorial screening and peer review process. The journal is intended for an international readership.

Articles in the journal are indexed/abstracted in Anthropological Index Online, Bibliography of Asian Studies Online, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition, Scopus, Social Sciences Citation Index, Social Scisearch, and Wilson Social Sciences Index.

Founded in 1958, M.E. Sharpe is a privately held publisher of books and journals in the social sciences and humanities. Its highly regarded periodicals program includes journals in economics, business and management, information science, sociology, public administration, the humanities, and education, among which are many specialized journals of Asian and European scholarship. Under the continuing guidance of founder and president Mike Sharpe, the company remains committed to publishing unparalleled scholarship for the international academic and library communities it serves.

Institutional subscriptions to Chinese Sociological Review are available in print plus online, or online only at a reduced rate. Current institutional subscribers receive free online access to the complete digital backfile beginning with Volume 1(1968), for the life of the subscription. Individual subscriptions are available in print only. Please contact for more information.

To facilitate scholarly research, M.E. Sharpe is a member of CrossRef and partners with the Portico archive to preserve its entire digital collection.

Submission Guidelines

Research article manuscripts typically should be 7,000-8,000 words in length and submitted in electronic format, double-spaced. The cover page should provide the paper title, author name(s) and affiliations, mail and e-mail addresses and telephone number(s).

Chinese Sociological Review does not consider manuscripts that have already been published or that are being submitted or considered for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts should be submitted to:

          Professor Xiaogang Wu
          Editor, Chinese Sociological Review
          Division of Social Science
          3377 Academic Room Building
          Hong Kong Kong University of Science and Technology
          Clear Water Bay,
          Kowloon Hong Kong

Manuscripts should be submitted at

Preparing Accepted Manuscripts for Publication

Chinese Sociological Review uses the in-text author-date citation system and other style conventions presented in the American Sociological Association’s Quick Style Guide ( Numbered explanatory notes (if any) and a list of references alphabetized by first authors’ surnames should be grouped at the end of the paper.

Davenport, Thomas H., and Michael C. Beers. 1995. “Managing Information About Processes.” Journal of Management Information Systems 12(1): 57-80.
DeSanctis, Gerardine. 2006. “Who Is the User? Individuals, Groups, Communities.” Pp. 48-57 in Human-Computer Interaction and Management Information Systems: Foundations, edited by Ping Zhang and Dennis Galletta. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Nonaka, Ikujiro, and Hirotaka Takeuchi. 1995. The Knowledge-Creating Company. New York: Oxford University Press.
Smith, John. 1999. “How Do Companies Mismanage Information?” New York Times, April 1. Retrieved September 1, 2005.

Do not use automatic annotation systems and do not embed graphics in the text.

All figures and tables to be included in a paper must be specifically referred to in the text and should have brief, descriptive captions. For optimal reproduction, figures or photos should be submitted as TIFF (300 dpi), high quality jpeg or EPS (800 dpi), black and white, with all fonts embedded. Lettering and other elements in figures should be large enough to be readable when the figure has been reduced to fit the journal page.

Accepted papers must be prepared according to the above guidelines prior to publication. Authors will be required to complete and sign the form “Consent to Publish/Transfer of English-language Rights,” and provide it to the Editor with the final copy of the accepted paper. Each author will receive a published copy of the issue in which his or her article appears.