Distance Education in China* (monthly) was founded in August 1981, which is affiliated with the Open University of China (OUC) and under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and sponsored by the OUC. The Journal is published on the 30th of each month and it has been regarded as one of the core educational journals in China and is indexed in the Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI- Expanded Version). The Journal upholds the missions of focusing on the practical development of distance education and promoting the ongoing deepening of distance education research in order to set up an interactive communication platform for researchers, practitioners and administrators of distance education areas both in China and abroad.

I. Basic Information

The Education Research Institute of the Open University of China (OUC) is China’s earliest research and management institution on distance education.