About this journal

The journal of Wenti Yu Yanjiu (問題與研究, issues and studies) is the leading journal of International Relations in the Chinese-speaking areas over the world. It is published quarterly by the Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei. Taiwan (ROC). Its purpose is to seek ways and means for theoretically interpreting international activities and development. Coverage includes international relations, international laws, international organizations, foreign policy, comparative politics, area studies, international political economy, and other issues related to international development.

Established in April 1956, the journal of Wenti Yu Yanjiu (問題與研究, issues and studies) is the oldest International Relations journal in the Chinese-speaking societies. As a project report for governmental decision-making by the Research Association of International Relations (國際關係研究會, Guoji guanxi yanjiuhui, founded in April 1953), a think-tank for the upper reaches of the government of Republic of China, the initial issue of the journal of Wenti Yu Yanjiu was not publically published. In autumn 1961, the Association was reformed into the Institute of International Relations of the Republic of China (中華民國國際關係研究所, Zhonghua minguo guoji guanxi yanjiusuo). Then in July 1975, it was then renamed as the Institute of International Relations (IIR, 國際關係研究中心, Guoji guanxi yanjiu zhongxin) until now. Hence, the volume 1, issue 1 of the journal was published in public on October 10th the National Day as monthly journal, in hope of gaining publicity and disseminate findings of international researches. Since then, the journal of Wenti Yu Yanjiu has published continuously in the form of monthly (Vol.1, 1961 - Vol.39, 2000), bimonthly (Vol. 40, 2001 - Vol. 45, 2006) and quarterly (Vol.46, 2007 - now).

Since January 2006, the journal of Wenti Yu Yanjiu has been selected in Taiwan Social Sciences Citation Index (TSSCI, 臺灣社會科學引文索引). In 2020, the journal was evaluated as a first ranked (tier 1) TSSCI journal by the Research Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Taiwan (RIHSS, 科技部人文社會科學研究中心). In the meantime, we have successively placed first in the politics section of the Most Influential Human Society Journal Award by the National Central Library of Taiwan in 2017 and 2019.

Abstracted and indexed in:
TSSCI (Tier 1);
Airiti Library;
Chinese Electronic Periodical Services (CEPS)
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