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Global Chinese

Edited by: Li Wei and Diao Yanbin
Your benefits
  • Bilingual journal publishing outstanding contributions in Chinese Linguistics
  • Interdisciplinary forum for Chinese language research
  • Internationally recognized editorial board
  • Innovative methodology
  • Top-notch reviewers

Global Chinese responds to the fast-growing scholarly interests in Chinese as a global language, and the need for an international and interdisciplinary forum for research on the language and its users worldwide. It publishes original, peer-reviewed research articles on i) structural variations and change of the Chinese language as used by speakers in different parts of the world, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, Southeast Asian countries (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand) and elsewhere; ii) language maintenance and language shift amongst the Chinese diasporas; iii) lingua franca communication amongst the Chinese, and Global Chinese as a lingua franca; iv) learner varieties of Chinese; v) language policy, planning, attitude and ideology regarding Chinese as a global language, and other related topics. Studies using innovative and interdisciplinary research methods are particularly welcome, as are conceptual and theoretical articles. The journal also publishes debates, short notes, book reviews, and regional profiles. Two-thirds of the articles are in English and one-third in Chinese, with bilingual synopsis

  • Asian Linguistics and Semiotics
  • Sino-Tibetan Languages
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Area Studies

Article formats
Conceptual and theoretical, original research articles, debates, short notes, book reviews, and regional profiles

Information on Submission Process

Abstracting & Indexing

Global Chinese is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Genamics JournalSeek
  • Google Scholar
  • IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • Linguistic Bibliography
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
  • Microsoft Academic
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Sherpa/RoMEO
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • Ulrich's Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno

Supplementary Materials

Please, send appropriately prepared contributions directly to the Editor: li.wei@ucl.ac.uk

Your benefits of publishing with us

Submission process
Each article should be around 8,000 words in English, with a short abstract (200-300 words), a brief bio-note (50 words) and up to 5 key words. It should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word as an email attachment to the Editor at: li.wei@ucl.ac.uk

Once accepted for publication, the author(s) will be required to submit the final version electronically conforming to journal style. Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for details.

Please note
  • Before submitting your article please get familiar with our copyright agreement
  • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
  • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract. Detailed information can be found at Public Repositories tab
  • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Executive and English editor
LI Wei; English; University College London; UK

Chinese editor
DIAO Yanbin; Chinese; Beijing Normal University; China

Assistant editor
XU Xiaoying; Beijing Normal University; China

Editorial Board
CHU, Chia-Ning; National Cheng Chi University; China
Agnes Weiyun HE; State University of New York; USA
LEE Cher Leng; National University of Singapore
LI Chor Shing David; Hong Kong Institute of Education; China
LI Yuming; Beijing Language and Culture University; China
GUO Xi; Jinan University; China
SHI Dingxu; Hong Kong Polytechnic University; China
Richard XIAO; University of Lancaster; UK
Xiaomei WANG; Xiamen University Malaysia; Malaysia
ZHOU Hongbo; Commercial Press; China
Minglang ZHOU; University of Maryland; USA

International Advisory Board
Kingsley BOLTON; Nanyang Technological University; Singapore
CHEW Ching Hai; Nanyang Technological University; Singapore
CHING, CHEUNG FAI; Macau University of Science and Technology; China 
San DUANMU; University of Michigan; USA
Patricia DUFF; University of British Columbia; Canada
Jennifer JENKINS; University of Southampton; UK
Andy KIRKPATRICK; Griffith University; Australia
LI Xingjian; Institute of Applied Linguistics, Ministry of Education; China
LU Jianming; Peking University; China
Kang Kwong LUKE; Nanyang Technological University; Singapore
Barbara SEIDLHOFER; University of Vienna; Austria
Chaofen SUN; Stanford University; USA
Hongyin TAO; University of California Los Angeles; USA
WANG Ning; Beijing Normal University; China 
XING Fuyi; Central China Normal University; China

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