Founded in 1994 and awarded the title of the “Key Chinese Sports Periodical in China” in 2000, the Journal of Physical Education is the only sports academic publication administered by the Ministry of Education in China, and is now managed jointly by the South China University of Technology and South China Normal University. Its editorial department is established in South China Normal University, currently having 1 chief editor, 3 deputy chief editors and 4 editors. The Journal is managed under editorial committee system. The directors of the third editorial committee comprise SONG Jin-xian, YANG Wen-xuan, and LI Yuan-yuan, while the members of the editorial committee consist of 33 well-known experts and scholars at home and abroad. Professor YANG Wen-xuan, the chief editor, is an adviser for doctoral students majoring in sports humanity and sociology, as well as the secretary of the Party Committee of South China Normal University. Currently he holds a concurrent post as the deputy director of the National Committee of Teaching Guidance for Physical Education in Institutions of High Learning administered by the Ministry of Education, vice chairman of the China Scholastic Physical Education Research Association, and a standing member of the China Sport Development Strategy Research Association. Aiming at its target for “creating an outstanding journal and promoting academic prosperity”, the Journal of Physical Education has been comprehensively carrying the latest achievements in sports science area and constantly improving the edit, issue, printing, binding and layout of the Journal, and has made brilliant achievements in recent years, becoming the focus of the sports community.
History The Journal of Physical Education was originally named as the Communication of Science of Physical Education, which was founded in 1987 and changed to its current name in 1994. Under the solicitude of leaders at all levels and the vigorous support of a great number of sports workers, the Journal of Physical Education has made great progress. The Journal of Physical Education was listed in May 2000 in the Key Chinese Sports Periodicals in China; was entered into the Wanfang database and international sports literature database in 2001; has now become a journal that is collected in full text by the CD version of the Chinese Periodical Network and Chinese Academic Periodicals, and a source journal of the Chinese Social Science Quotation Index, Chinese Academic Periodical Comprehensive Evaluation Database, and Chinese Humanity and Social Science Database; was listed in the top 30 periodicals of humanity and social science (among totally 1544 newspapers and periodicals in culture, science and sport categories) in 2002 and 2003 consecutively in the “List of Periodicals by Volume of Articles Full Text Reprinted by Book and Newspaper Data Center of the People’s University of China”; was awarded the title of the 2nd Excellent Chinese Journal of Social Science by the Chinese Association of Journal of Humanity and Social Science in August 2002; was listed as a source journal in 2002 by two internationally important retrieval systems, namely, Physical Education Index, Cambridge Science Abstract Association website, USA, and Abstract Journal, Viniti, Russia; was awarded the title of the “Key Chinese Journal of Humanity and Social Science” in October 2003 (the only journal selected from all academic journals of physical education); had an influential factor of 0.9558 as evaluated by the Comprehensive Quotation Report on Chinese Academic Periodicals in 2004; and was listed again in 2004 in the Key Chinese Sports Periodicals in China (fourth edition).
Purpose Our purpose is to focus on physical education, boost the development of scholastic physical education, and make contributions to realizing the strategic objective of constructing a comfortably livable society comprehensively as set forth by the 16th National People’s Congress
Reader Orientation Our Journal values academic quality, tracks academic forefront, reflects the dynamics of physical education, promotes cultural propagation, serves nearly one million sports workers nationwide, and is distributed to thousands of universities and middle and elementary schools at home and oversea, having a tremendous influence.