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Journal of Asian and African Studies

Emerson College, USA
Co-Editors Africa:
Villanova University, USA
Co-Editor South Asia:
University of California, Riverside, USA
Co-Editor South-East Asia:
Illinois State University, USA
Associate Editor:
University of South Florida, USA
2013 SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) Score: 0.282
2013 Ranking: 106/194 in Development (Scopus®) | 269/617 in Geography, Planning and Development (Scopus®)
Source: SCImago 2013 Journal Rankings

The Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAAS) was founded in 1965 to further research and study on Asia and Africa.

JAAS is a peer reviewed journal of area studies recognised for consistent scholarly contributions to cutting-edge issues and debates. The journal welcomes articles, research communiations, and book reviews that focus on the dynamics of global change and development of Asian and African nations, societies, cultures, and the global community.

Published articles cover:

  • development and change
  • technology and communication
  • globalization
  • public administration
  • policy
  • politics
  • economy
  • education
  • health, wealth, and welfare
  • poverty and growth
  • humanities
  • sociology
  • political science
  • linguistics
  • economics

JAAS adheres to a double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties. Decisions on manuscripts will be taken as rapidly as possible. However, while it is hoped that a decision can be made in 6-8 weeks, the refereeing process makes it impossible to predict the length of time that will be required to process any given manuscript.

"The "new nations" of Asia and Africa have dramatically different trajectories since their joint post-war appearance on the world stage, yet recent international trade and investment vicissitudes now entwine their fates once again. Only the Journal of Asian and African Studies has consistently straddled these two important rising regions with insightful scholarly comparisons and interactive analyses. " Professor Lowell Dittmer, University of California, Berkeley

"For over four decades JAAS has been a frontline forum for relevant and sophisticated scholarship in Asian and African Studies. The spirit of Bandung lives and thrives in this journal. Highly recommended." Professor Biodun Jeyifo, Harvard University

"Africa can learn much from Asia's experience and vice versa. The Journal of Asian and African Studies makes a vital contribution to learning the right lessons from this comparison, as well as assisting the Asian (and African) countries to learn from one another." Peter Warr, Director, Poverty Research Centre, Australian National University

"The Journal of Asian and African Studies is one of the important scholarly periodicals for the study of the Asian and African worlds. It brings to the fore, with erudition and sober commitment, research that breaks the bonds of intellectual dependency and brings together ideas from center to periphery, from the "mainstream" to the underside. In its pages, readers will discover more than where the field has been, but also, through the journal's offerings of articles by formerly excluded disciplinary voices, where it is going." Lewis R. Gordon, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies at Temple University

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Institutional, Single Print Issue £105.00
Individual Single Print Issue £13.00
Frequency: Published 6 times a year eISSN: 1745-2538 ISSN: 0021-9096
Months of Distribution: February , April , June , August , October , December Current Volume: 50 Current Issue: 3
Other Titles in: Area Studies  |  Asian Studies  |  South East Asian Studies

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