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Cultural Diversity in China

Editor-in-Chief: van der Veer, Peter

2 Issues per year

Open Access

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    Aims and Scope

    The journal aims to include articles concerned with cultural diversity in modern China from a social science perspective, especially sociology and anthropology. General themes to be addressed comprise relations between ethnicity and religion, urbanization of ethnic and religious minorities, transnational aspects of ethnicity, and questions of language, religion, assimilation and nationhood.


    English, Chinese
    Type of Publication:

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    We invite scholars to anticipate articles of between 5,000 and 7,000 words written in English and/or Chinese, with 300 word abstracts in both English and Chinese. The submission will undergo a double-blind peer-review and editorial process, which we aim to make as rapid and efficient as possible. Please note that we ask those who submit in Chinese to also include a two-page English-summary. Any questions regarding submission can be sent to DiversityinChina@mmg.mpg.de

    Unpublished material:
    Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described is not copyrighted, published or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approve the manuscript before its submission.

    Ethical conduct of research: The authors must describe and confirm safeguards to meet ethical standards when applicable.

    Conflict of interest: When authors submit a manuscript, they are responsible for recognizing and disclosing financial and/or other conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence his/her judgment. If no specified acknowledgement is given, the Editors assume that no conflict of interest exists.

    Copyright: All authors retain copyright, unless – due to their local circumstances – their work is not copyrighted. The non-commercial use of each article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license. The corresponding author grants the journal exclusive license for commercial use of the article, by signing the License to Publish.

    Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

    Peer Review process: The Editors reserve the right to decline the submitted manuscript without review, if the studies reported are not sufficiently novel or important to merit publication in the journal. Manuscripts deemed unsuitable (insufficient originality or of limited interest to the target audience) are returned to the author(s) without review. The Editor seeks advice from experts in the appropriate field. Research articles and communications are refereed by a minimum of two reviewers, review papers by at least three. Authors are requested to suggest persons competent to review their manuscript. However, please note that this will be treated only as a suggestion, and the final selection of reviewers is exclusively the Editor's decision.

    Scientific Misconduct: This journal publishes only original manuscripts that are not also published or going to be published elsewhere. Multiple submissions/publications, or redundant publications (re-packaging in different words of data already published by the same authors) will be rejected. If they are detected only after publication, the journal reserves the right to publish a Retraction Note. In each particular case Editors will follow COPE’s Code of Conduct and implement its advice.


    Please submit your manuscript via ScholarOne.

    Electronic Formats Allowed: We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file.

    Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below).
    Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format.

    Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted.

    Cover Letter: A cover letter must accompany the manuscript, stating the significance and the novelty of the work. The letter should provide the submitting author’s name, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers. All Editorial correspondence concerning receipt, status, review, revision, and publication of manuscripts will be sent only to the person who has submitted the manuscript. The submitting author is responsible for communicating the manuscript status to all co-authors of the paper. The cover letter must include a paragraph justifying the importance of the work (<150 words), which should not be a repetition of the abstract.

    Abstract and keywords: Submitted articles should include abstract (in English and Chinese) that not exceed 300 words and a list of up to 5 keywords. We suggest that keywords do not replicate those used in the title. Authors should use keywords that are specific and emphasize what is essential in the presented study.

    Fonts: Only use Unicode fonts (e.g. Times New Roman, Arial).
    Colored Text: Set the font color to black for the majority of the text. De Gruyter encourages authors to take advantage of the ability to use color in the production of figures, maps, images, and graphs. However, you need to appreciate that this will cause some of your readers problems when they print the document on a black and white printer. For this reason, you are advised to avoid the use of colors in situations where their translation to black and white would render the material illegible or incomprehensible.

    Emphasized text, title, and foreign terms:

    • To indicate text you wish to emphasize, use italics rather than underlining. The use of color to emphasize text is discouraged.
    • Foreign terms should be set in italics rather than underlined.
    • Titles of books, movies, etc., should be set in italics rather than underlined.

    Symbols and abbreviations: The use of special symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms is permitted so long as they are defined upon first mention in the article.

    Headings: Headings (e.g., title of sections) should be distinguished from the main body text:

    • Clearly indicate the heading hierarchy.
    • Be consistent in whether or not you use headline case, or you capitalize the first word and leave the rest in lower-case.

    Footnotes: Footnotes and endnotes should be avoided. Allowable footnotes/endnotes may include: the designation of the corresponding author of the paper, the current address of an author (if different from that shown in the affiliation), abbreviations and acronyms.

    References: References should be listed in the alphabetical order. In the text, citations should be indicated by the last name and a year (e.g. Smith 2007). References in figure captions and tables should be listed after references in the text.

    Please use the following style for the reference list:
    Published Papers
    Bracken J. A., Panentheism in the context of the theology and science dialogue, Open Theol., 2014, 1, 1-11.

    Accepted Papers
    Bracken J. A., Panentheism in the context of the theology and science dialogue, Open Theol., (in press), DOI:10.2478/opth-2014-0001.

    Electronic Journal Articles
    Bracken J. A., Panentheism in the context of the theology and science dialogue, Open Theol., http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/opth.2014.1.issue/opth-2014-0001/opth-2014-0001.xml?format=INT

    Books and book chapters
    Van de Poll E., Europe and the Gospel: Past Influences, Current Developments, Mission Challenges, De Gruyter Open, Warsaw, 2013

    Agutter A.J., Analysis of sigma factors in S. aureus, PhD thesis, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK, 1995

    Conference proceedings
    Smith J., Brown P., Reference style guide, In: M. Scott (Ed.), Proceedings of Biochemical Society Conference (11-13 July 2007, Warsaw, Poland), Versita Warsaw, 2007, 1335-1791

    Newspaper articles
    Sherwin A., The post-genomic era, The Times, 13 July 2007, 1-2

    More ...

    Abstracting & Indexing

    Cultural Diversity in China is covered by the following services:

    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • JournalTOCs
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Prof. Dr. Peter van der Veer, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity at Göttingen, Germany

    HUANG Jianbo, East China Normal University, P.R. China
    LIANG Yongjia, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P.R. China
    SHAO Jing, Nanjing University, P.R. China
    WU Da, Minzu University of China, Beijing, P.R. China
    WU Keping, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    YANG Der-Ruey, Nanjing University, Nanjing, P.R. China
    ZHANG, Weidong, Winona State University, Minnesota, USA

    Prof. Dr. Peter van der Veer

    Peter van der Veer,Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Germany
    Steven Vertovec, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, Germany
    Kenneth Dean, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
    Bung-Cho Chung, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea
    Steven Harrell, University of Washington, Washington, USA
    Stephan Feuchtwang,The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
    Vincent Goossaert, Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris, France
    Randy LaPolla, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    Sidney C. H. Cheung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Joseph Bosco, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Lizhu Fan, Fudan University, Shanghai, P.R. China
    Xiaoyun Li, China Agricultural University, Beijing, P.R. China
    Yin Se, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, P.R. China
    Mingming Wang, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China
    Shengmin Yang, Minzu University of China Beijing, P.R. China
    Xiaojun Zhang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China
    Xudong Zhao, Renmin University of China, Beijing, P.R. China
    Xiaoyun Zheng, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Beijing, P.R. China
    Hong Ding, Minzu University of China, Beijing, P.R. China

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