Oxford University Press launches The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the launch of The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL), under the auspices of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL) and in association with the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law (SRIICL) at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

Prof. Wenhua Shan, Dean of the School of Law at Xi’an Jiaotong University and Editor-in-Chief of CJCL, said: “This collaboration is a milestone in the process of legal research at Xi’an Jiaotong University and in China more broadly. I believe with the diligence of the editorship and professional support from the Oxford University Press, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law will fulfil its ambitious mission of ‘World Vision, Chinese Perspective’ within a few years. To have such a journal is very necessary as China emerges as a leading economic power of the world and the modernization of its legal system gathers speed.”

The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law aims to provide a leading international forum for the interchange of views and research collaboration between Chinese lawyers and lawyers in other parts of the world. It will accommodate and foster top-quality discourse falling within comparative studies on all disciplines of law, including cross-disciplinary legal studies, with a view to serving constructively the Chinese legal system and its continuous evolution and reform. It also aims to contribute, in a vital way, to global legal scholarship by providing to a wide range of legal debates an increasingly important Chinese perspective.

Charley Miao, Publisher, Oxford University Press, commented: “Oxford University Press aims to work with the highest quality China-based English journals, to help Chinese authors publish in international journals, and to disseminate the best scholarship to the widest possible audience. We are excited about this promising new journal and this partnership will continue to strengthen the excellent law publishing programme at OUP”.

CJCL gives preference to articles addressing issues of fundamental and lasting importance in the field of comparative law, particularly those with close relevance to the development of the Chinese legal system. The journal will be officially published in 2013 and its online edition will be free. Visit the website for more information, submission guidelines, and sign up to receive tables of contents by email or RSS: www.cjcl.oxfordjournals.org.