CSR Impact Factor hits record high, ranking 17th among SSCI sociology journals

June 29, 2023

On June 28th, the latest Journal Citation Report was released by Clarivate, revealing that Chinese Sociological Review (CSR), edited by CASER Director Professor Xiaogang Wu, has received a record high Impact Factor of 4.0. CSR is now ranked 17 of 149 international sociology journals and has stepped into the Quartile 1 (Q1) in its category once again after 2017 (Impact Factor of 2.3), 2019 (Impact Factor of 2.567) and 2021 (Impact Factor of 3.667).

CSR is an international journal with the second longest history dedicated to Chinese studies, second only to the China Quarterly. It was renamed from the Chinese Sociology and Anthropology (ISSN: 0009-4625) published by M.E. Sharpe since 1968. Starting in Fall 2011, Professor Xiaogang Wu was invited to serve as the editor-in-chief of the journal, and upon his suggestion, the journal was officially renamed to Chinese Sociological Review (ISSN: 2162-0555 [print], ISSN: 2162-0563 [online]). The publication and distribution of CSR has been operated since 2014 by the Taylor & Francis, North America Branch in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Under the editorship of Professor Wu, the impact of the journal has been skyrocketing, with the Impact Factor jumping from 0.024 in 2011 to 4.0 in 2022. CSR is the only one of the 149 SSCI sociology journals in the world that is devoted to the study of Chinese society (mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan), and is the only international sociology journal that has its editorial office located in China. CSR has become a premium outlet for scholarly work to advance the understanding of contemporary Chinese society and contribute to general knowledge in the discipline of sociology.

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