Editorial Team


Jely A. Galang

University of the Philippines Diliman

Teresita Ang SeeKaisa Heritage Center 
Rommel BanlaoiNew Era University
Theresa C. CariñoThe Amity Foundation 
Richard ChuUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst 
Tina ClementeUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
Aristotle Dy SJAteneo de Manila University
Jaime FlorCruz Peking University
Caroline S. HauKyoto University 
Ellen PalancaAteneo de Manila University 


Katrina Kae S. PrincipePhilippine Association for Chinese Studies

Aims and Scope

The Chinese Studies Journal (CSJ) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the Philippine Association for Chinese Studies. It welcomes original essays with engaging perspectives that contribute to the scholarship of China/Chinese Studies. Multidisciplinary in approach, the CSJ features in-depth analyses of the politics, history, economics, culture, and society that underpin key developments in Philippines-China relations, Chinese in the Philippines, and other interrogations on China and the Chinese that relate to, inform, or are of interest to Philippine discourses. 

It covers (but are not limited to) the following themes:

CSJ also welcomes short pieces such as reviews (e.g., book reviews, film reviews), interviews, commentaries, poetry submissions, and travel essays. It accepts submissions on a rolling basis. 

CSJ publishes once a year. Issues may consist of open contributions or special collections.

Publication Information

Frequency Statement

CSJ publishes once a year.  Issues may consist of open contributions or special collections.

Editorial Responsibility

The editors are responsible for ensuring the overall quality of the journal's contents. The editors may reject a manuscript without external review if the manuscript fails to fit the journal’s scope, lacks originality, or does not meet the journal’s quality standards.

The editorial team should communicate all guidelines, policies, and standards to the authors and reviewers clearly.

The editorial team is responsible for administering a timely and thorough double-blind peer-review editorial process. The manuscript should be assigned to a reviewer with corresponding expertise and interest.

Review Policy

The editor will evaluate the manuscript submission for suitability and originality.

Manuscript submissions that meet CSJ’s aims and scope will be sent directly to two appropriate peer-reviewers whose expertise match the manuscript’s subject. For special issues, manuscripts will be sent to the issue editors to recommend two appropriate readers.

CSJ reserves the right to accept, reject, or edit submissions. 

Copyright Notice

The contents of this journal may not be reproduced nor republished without the written permission of CSJ and the authors.

The views expressed in the articles published are those of the author(s) and not necessarily the publisher and editors.

Open-Access Policy

CSJ provides open-access to all of its contents. Readers may freely download and use published materials provided that these are properly cited and are for personal, educational, and research purposes and not commercial purposes.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

CSJ adheres to the highest standards of publication ethics. We trust our editors, authors, and peer-reviewers to uphold the publication's confidentiality arrangements,  promote integrity in research, and be geared towards ethical and responsible publication practice.

We commit to publishing high quality content peer-reviewed journal articles.  We expect authors to submit original and accurate works and call our attention should there be concerns.

ISSN (Online) 2815-2069 | (Print) 0117-1933