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Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI,
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in 1998 and was established in 2000. This citation database covers about 500 Chinese academic journals of humanities and social sciences. Now many leading Chinese universities and institutes use CSSCI as a basis for the evaluation of academic achievements and promotion. According to a 2017 book written by Junping Qiu and other authors, CSSCI "is an important research project of the state and Ministry of Education and an important tool for information inquiry and evaluation of the main documents and information in China." The book said that CSSCI "addresses the blanks" in the
Social Sciences Citation Index The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a commercial citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index, an index of citation A citation is a reference to a source. More precisely, a citation is an abbreviated alphanumeric ...
. Jiangqiu Ge wrote in a 2019 book that people from Nanjin University choose "the top journals with high academic quality from thousands of journals in China". Criteria include how influential the journals are, how often they are quoted, and assessments from specialists. Another criterion is that the journal should have been regularly publishing articles for at least five years. Authors generally consider journals indexed in the CSSCI to be superior so favour writing articles for those journals. Lecturers and associate professors' career advancement is reliant on how many CSSCI journal articles they have written. The 2017–2018 edition of the index had 23 CSSCI law journals.


See also

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List of academic databases and search engines This article contains a representative list of notable databases and search engines useful in an academic setting for finding and accessing articles in academic journals, institutional repository, institutional repositories, archives, or other colle ...
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Chinese Science Citation Database The Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD) is a bibliographic database A bibliographic database is a database A database is an organized collection of data Data are units of information Information can be thought of as the resolu ...
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Social Sciences Citation Index The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) is a commercial citation index A citation index is a kind of bibliographic index, an index of citation A citation is a reference to a source. More precisely, a citation is an abbreviated alphanumeric ...
* Arts and Humanities Citation Index


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2017–2018 edition of CSSI
(from Internet Archive) Nanjing University Citation indices {{China-university-stub