China Academic Journals (CAJ)

The most comprehensive, full-text database of Chinese journals in the world

China Academic Journals (CAJ) is the largest and most continuously updated Chinese journal database in the world, containing over 70 million full-text articles and growing. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, CAJ covers 99.9% of all academic journals published in mainland China, with comprehensive access to an impressive range of content in all disciplines, with over 10,000 journals categorized among 10 series, 168 subject, and over 3,000 sub-subjects.

Academic Journals

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1994-present
  • Language: Chinese with English interface
  • Number of Titles: over 10,000
  • Frequency: Continuous updates
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

About CAJ

CAJ contains over 10,000 journals, including:

  • 8,400+ academic journals
  • nearly 2,000 core journals
  • 1,500+ exclusive journals
  • 600+ online-first journals
Features and Functions
  • Multiple navigation methods: Supports navigation by subject, online-first, citation index databases, publication frequency, journal honors, core journals, sponsors, and more.
  • Robust search methods: XML fragmentation technology improves search efficiency and accuracy through multiple search methods, including quick search, basic search, professional search, author search, source search, fund search, sentence search, and search in results. Chinese-English cross-language search is supported.
  • Numerous search fields: Users can search multiple fields, including: subject, title, keywords, abstract, author, first author, author affiliation, journal title, reference, full text, year, issue, DOI, China Library Classification (CLC) code, ISSN (where available), and CN.
  • Sorting and grouping: Horizontal grouping of search results by subject, title, fund, research level, author, author affiliation, and keywords. Sort by publication date, relevance, cites, and downloads.
  • Knowledge networks: CNKI’s Knowledge Network Node displays a network of citations, similar subjects, author affiliations, and more to enhance research and efficiency.
  • Online-first publications: CAJ features over 600 online-first journals which publish 3-6 months earlier than the print edition.
  • Downloads: The CAJ platform provides two download formats: CAJ download and PDF download.

Over 10,000 titles from 1994-present

About China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

CNKI is the world’s most comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. This powerful platform is the product of Tongfang Knowledge Network, Beijing, and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips. With tens of millions of articles and growing every day, CNKI is a foundation for any serious research on China. CNKI is hosted in the United States by East View and updated daily.

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