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The Chinese Journal of International Politics ( CJIP ) aims to advance the systematic and rigorous study of international relations. The journal is committed to publishing academic work that explores such issues as international relations in East Asia, China’s foreign policy, international relations theory and international political economics. Manuscripts on other related areas are also welcomed.

CJIP is open to all schools of thoughts and methodological approaches. We encourage and seek innovative work that contains sections on research questions, literature reviews, theoretical explanations and empirical verifications. A small number of academic reviews and book reviews are also published.


Manuscripts must be written in English, and must be original and not currently under review elsewhere. If an article is scheduled for publication elsewhere, the author should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. The editors suggest 10,000–20,000 words (including references) as the preferable length. CJIP advocates strong referencing standards and asks authors to pay particular attention to the accuracy and correct presentation of all references (see Note Format below).

All submissions are to be made via the online submission system . Please see here for further information on online submission. If you have any problems with online submission, please send your manuscript files by email .

Manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of 200- 300 words and a biographical note of 50-100 words introducing the contributor’s education background, current affiliations, research interests, recent publications and full contact details (email, phone, fax and postal). It is preferred that the authors acknowledge no more than 2 institutions which have financially supported the research of their submissions.


All submissions will be judged by the editors as appropriate for peer review or being rejected directly within 2 weeks. Two reviewers will be invited for those papers subject to anonymous peer review. These papers will be evaluated by the peer-reviewers on the basis of their creativity, quality of scholarship, and contribution to advancing the understanding of the international relations. Submissions will be processed as swiftly as possible and the editors aim to communicate a first decision to the contributors within 2 months.


Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics (New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1979), p. 81.

Zhu Mingquan, Hekuosan: weixian yu fangzhi ( Nuclear Proliferation: Danger and Prevention ) (Shanghai: Shanghai kexue jishu wenxian chubanshe, 1995), pp. 45–47.

Edited Collections:
David Baldwin ed., Neorealism and Neoliberalism: The Contemporary Debate (New York: Columbia University Press, 1993), p. 106.

Yan Xuetong and Jin Dexiang eds., Dongya heping yu anquan (Peace and Security in East Asia)(Beijing: Shishi chubanshe, 2005), pp. 35–45.

Chapter in Multi-author Collections:
Robert Levaold, 'Soviet Learning in the 1980s,' in George W. Breslauer and Philip E. Tetlock, eds. Learning in US and Soviet Foreign Policy (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1991), p. 27.

Niu Jun and Lan Jianxue, 'Zhongmei guanxi yu dongya heping,' ('Sino–US Relations and Peace in East Asia') in Yan Xuetong and Jin Dexiang eds., Dongya heping yu anquan ( Peace and Security in East Asia ) (Beijing: Shishi chubanshe, 2005), pp. 28–73.

Journal Articles:
Robert Pope, 'Soft Balancing against the United States,' International Security , Vol. 30, No. 1, 2005, pp. 7-45.

Zi Zhongyun, 'Zhongguo de Meiguo yanjiu' ('China’s America Research'), Meiguo Yanjiu ( American Studies ), No.1 (1987), pp. 7–20.

Newspaper Articles:
Clayton Jones, 'Japanese Link Increased Acid Rain to Distant Coal Plants in China,' The Christian Science Monitor , November 6, 1992, p. 1.

Ni Yinliang, 'Meiguo jiechu zhengce yinhan ezhi chengfen' ('US Engagement Policy Contains a Hidden Element of Containment'), Jiefang ribao ( Liberation Daily ), January 11, 1996, p. 4.

Magazine Articles:
Nayan Chanda, 'Fear of Dragon,' Far Eastern Economics Review , April 13, 1995, pp. 24–28.

Shu Zhan et al., 'Guofang daxue, jiangjun de yaolun' ('The National Defense University: the Cradle of Generals'), Zhonghua yingcai ( Chinese Elite ), No. 171 (August 1997), pp. 40–42.

Government Documents:
Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence, Handbook of Economic Statistics , 1988 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1988), p. 74.

China’s National Defense (Beijing: Information Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, July 1998), p. 2.

Papers Presented at a Conference:
Albina Tretyakava, 'Fuel and Energy in the CIS,' paper delivered to Ecology ’90 conference, sponsored by the America Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Airlie House, Virginia, April 19–22, 1990.

PH.D. Dissertations:
Steven Flank, Reconstructing Rockets: The Politics of Developing Military Technologies in Brazil, Indian and Israel , Ph.D. dissertation, MIT, 1993, p. 25.

Zhou Fangyin, Guoji guifan de yanhua ( The Evolution of International Norms ), Ph.D. dissertation, Tsinghua University, 2006, p. 15.

Publications Distributed Electronically:
Astrid Forland, 'Norway's Nuclear Odyssey,' The Nonproliferation Review , Vol. 4 (Winter 1997), http://cns.miis.edu/npr/forland.htm

Translation Works:
Homer, The Odyssey , trans. Robert Fagles (New York: Viking, 1996), p. 22.

Michael Swaine and Ashley Tellis, Zhongguo da zhanlue , ( Interpreting China’s Grand Strategy ), trans. Hong Yunxi and Cai Yan (Beijing: Xinhua Chubanshe, 2001), pp. 103–111.

Subsequent Citations

Kenneth N. Waltz, Theory of International Politics , p. 80.

Zhu Mingquan, Nuclear Proliferation , pp. 5–10.

Robert Pope, 'Soft Balancing against the United States,' pp.12–13.

Zi Zhongyun, 'China’s America Research,' pp. 7–20.


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All manuscripts will undergo some editorial modification, so it is important for you to check proofs carefully. PDF page proofs will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author for checking. To avoid delays in publication, proofs should be checked and returned within 48 hours. Corrections should be returned by annotated PDF, e-mail or fax. Extensive changes to the text may be charged to the author.


Corrections will be made if the publication record is seriously affected by the academic accuracy of published information, and the correction will be published as a formal notice (erratum) in a subsequent issue both online and in print.

Advance Access constitutes definitive publication and is not subject to informal changes. If a very significant error (as outlined above) is discovered after publication of an Advance Access article, which necessitates correction to the online version, a new version will be published online with a footnote to outline the changes made. Both versions will be available online.

Authors' corrections to Supplementary Data are made only in exceptional circumstances (for example major errors that compromise the conclusion of the study). Because the Supplementary Data is part of the original paper and hence the published record, the information cannot be updated if new data have become available or interpretations have changed.


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CJIP ’s policy requires that each author reveal any financial interests or connections, direct or indirect, or other situations that might raise the question of bias in the work reported or the conclusions, implications, or opinions stated - including pertinent commercial or other sources of funding for the individual author(s) or for the associated department(s) or organization(s), personal relationships, or direct academic competition. When considering whether you should declare a conflicting interest or connection please consider carrying out a conflict of interest test: Is there any arrangement that would embarrass you or any of your co-authors if it was to emerge after publication and you had not declared it?

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