The Journal of China Women's University, founded in 1989, is China's first comprehensive periodical specializing in the publication of women's academic studies and public offerings at home and abroad since 1991 approved by General Administration of Press and Publication of the People's Republic of China. It is in the charge of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and based at China Women's University. The journal is bimonthly, each issue running to nearly 200,000 words. Formerly known as the Journal of China Women's Management Cadre Institute, its name changed to the Journal of China Women's University in August 1995 when the school's name changed.
The journal adheres strictly to its avowed intention, that is "sticking to the principles of allowing a hundred flowers to blossom and a hundred schools of thought to contend, based on the education of women, at the forefront of the times, of salient female characteristics". The journal publishes the latest achievements in the field of women's studies, leading and spreading advanced gender culture, and basically establishing its status in the fields of advanced women's thought, the communication of culture and the processing of information.
In its 20 years of development, the Journal of China Women's University has achieved considerable social momentum. In 2003, it received an award as an excellent journal in the first specification of the CAJ-CD implementation. In 2004, it was elected to the high-quality database of Chinese Journals of Social Sciences. In June 2005, it joined the Chinese Electronic Periodical Services (CEPS) network. In 2006 and 2010, it was rated among the Top 100 National Social Science Journals by the Society of Chinese Journals of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2008 and 2010, it was named Beijing's Outstanding Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences in Universities by the Beijing Higher Education Association Journal of the Social Science Research Association. The Journal of China Women's University represents Chinese women's cutting-edge scientific research in colleges and universities, and has made significant contributions to the development of women's education, the promotion of women's theoretical research, and the construction of harmonious gender culture.
The journal integrates theory and practice into a unified whole. Main columns: women and law, women's studies in higher education, women's studies, women and society, forum for women's studies in foreign countries, women's literature and history research, and pre-primary education.