Frontiers of Economics in China


We are pleased to announce that the FEC ranks 5th among 60 selected journals on the list of "2017 Excellent International Impact Academic Journals of China (Humanities and Social Sciences)" as per the Annual Report for International Citation of Chinese Academic Journals (CAJ-IJCR) recently released by China Academic Journals (CD) Electronic Publishing House and Tsinghua University Library at the 3rd Forum on the Future of Chinese Academic Journals held in Beijing. This is the third time the journal appears on the list since 2014. According to the Report, FEC’s International Clout Index stands at 144.740, its impact factor is 0.234, while its international total cites (excluding self-citations) rise from last year’s 61 to 86 this year.
The 2017 Annual Report collected the international citation numbers of 6210 academic journals run by Chinese universities, institutes or publishers.  Based on these citation data, the International Clout Index of each journal was formulated.  In humanities and social sciences, the top 60 journals make up the lists of "2017 The Highest International Impact Academic Journals of China", and the next 60 journals constitute the “2017 Excellent International Impact Academic Journals of China”.  Among the 120 journals on the two lists, FEC is one of the only two English language journals in economics.