Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies

ISSN 2048-0601


The Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies (JBACS) is a peer-reviewed e-journal publishing articles and reviews in the discipline areas covered by BACS: Arts / Humanities and Social Sciences on traditional and modern China. This is a service provided by BACS for the benefit of the academic community: there are no charges to readers or contributors. Our editorial board comprises leading academics from the UK Chinese Studies community and all submissions are subjected to rigorous double blind review by leading researchers from around the world. We aim to turn around submissions within a short space of time, thus making JBACS one of the fastest routes to high (REF) quality, open-access publication in Chinese Studies.

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If you would like to submit an article or a book review, please check the JBACS manuscript guidelines.

All material should be submitted by email to the editors via JBACS manuscript submission.


  • Sarah Dauncey (University of Nottingham)
  • Don Starr (University of Durham)
  • Gerda Wielander (University of Westminster)

Editorial Board

  • Tim Barrett (School of Oriental and African Studies)
  • Stephanie Hemelryk Donald (University of New South Wales)
  • Jane Duckett (University of Glasgow)
  • Harriet Evans (University of Westminster)
  • Stephan Feuchtwang (London School of Economics)
  • Natascha Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
  • Rana Mitter (University of Oxford)
  • Qian Suoqiao (University of Newcastle)
  • Caroline Rose (University of Leeds)
  • Naomi Standen (University of Birmingham)
  • Yao Shujie (University of Nottingham)

Sub-Editor Needed

The journal is currently looking for a sub-editor to join the editors in a voluntary capacity to help take this young journal to the next level.  We are looking for a native speaker of English with advanced knowledge of Mandarin.  The sub-editor will be involved in copy editing articles following peer review.  The workload amounts to about 100k words per year, sometimes to tight deadlines.  The sub-editor will also be able to make significant contributions to the development of the journal and will add valuable knowledge about editorial processes to their CV.

Expressions of interest together with your CV and a short cover letter should be sent to Sarah Dauncey: and Gerda Wielander: by 5 May 2017.