Policy Studies Research @ Lingnan gets International Recognition

According to the most recent Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (2021), Journal of Asian Public Policy edited by Professor Ka Ho Mok, Director of the Institute of Policy Studies as Editor-in-Chief with his editorial team from the University of Hong Kong and The Education University of Hong Kong is:


  • SSCI indexed with a Journal Impact Factor of 2;
  • rated as Q1 Journal in “Area Studies”
  • ranked 7/ 160 in “Area Studies” related field


Promoting policy studies research is one of the strategic research areas of Lingnan University, the international recognition of the Journal of Asian Public Policy further enhances the strengths of Lingnan University in social policy / policy studies research. In the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 conducted by the University Grants Committee with international expert evaluations (results being announced in May 2021), Lingnan University ‘s social policy research is rated the Top among universities in Hong Kong (with the highest % of 4 + 3 stars research outputs, commending research @ Lingnan “world leading” and “international excellence”).