Leaders from different academic institutions, headed by CASS President Wang Weiguang (middle), launch the website of the National Center for Philosophy and Social Sciences Documentation. (Photo by Zhu Gaolei / CSSN)
The National Center for Philosophy and Social Sciences Documentation was launched by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on Dec. 30, 2016 in Beijing. The website of the center provides links to more than 7,000 academic journals, offering information about more than 10 million pieces of academic literature. It will serve as a preliminary resource for gathering the databases of academic journals of philosophy and social sciences in Chinese and foreign languages as well as a database for research by CASS. The platform was launched after three months of design, and it follows the principles of rational planning, concentrated investment, joint establishment, convenience and nationwide sharing. It is expected to be a significant provider of information about literature on philosophy and social sciences in China as well as a platform for academic exchange and communication.