Traditional Chinese Medicine Yearbook of China, sponsored by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SATCM), and compiled by the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SUTCM), is the reference reflecting the academic advance of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Twenty-nine volumes have been consecutively published since its first publication in 1983. It has been published in two volumes annually since 2003, the administration volume and the academic volume. The content of the academic volume is adapted from the academic progress part in the former yearbook after adjusting some columns. Traditional Chinese Medicine Yearbook of China (academic volume), is sponsored by SATCM, compiled by SUTCM, and published by Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Press. It is the 30th anniversary of Traditional Chinese Medicine Yearbook of China in 2012. The new volume will be published by Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House.
Editors initially select articles published in TCM journals and presented in TCM congresses in the previous year and list relevant items. Professional authors detail each items. The Yearbook is finally published after proofreading by editors，the editor-in-chief, and the editing committee.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Yearbook of China 2012 (academic volume) consists of paper version and CD–ROM.
The paper version includes special coverage and papers, university president forum, academic progress, news and events, and index. The academic progress focuses on and follows up key projects. The contents of theoretical researches largely reflect the experimental studies and their application in clinic practice in accordance with the TCM theories. The contents of clinic specialties emphasize the specific therapies and prescription experience in commonly-encountered and difficult diseases. There are about 650 articles from the projects sponsored by “National
The CD–ROM includes content indexes of articles of TCM journals 2011, awarded research projects, newly published or reprinted books, etc. The content indexes of TCM articles contain 2,000,000 characters with multi–way retrieval function, providing easy access for readers to find the useful TCM literature of 2011.
For the benefit of the progress of TCM career and the readers, we will try our best in compiling and publishing Traditional Chinese Medicine Yearbook of China (academic volume) in order to reflect the advance of TCM. We hope that the Yearbook would be the friends of the readers.