About the Journal

Abstracting and Indexing

The articles of Asian Studies are indexed/reviewed in the following databases/resources:

  • Elsevier A&I
  • Web of Science (ESCI)
  • COBISS.si
  • dLib.si
  • DOAJ
  • CNKI
  • Sherpa Romeo
  • Asian Science Citation Index (ASCI)

SNIP (Source-normalized Impact per Paper): 2.229

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Focus and Scope

The international academic journal Asian Studies (issued by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana) is a distinctive, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of Asian societies and cultures. It publishes thoroughly researched and double blind, strictly peer-reviewed academic articles that represent a high level of scholarly excellence.

The Journal publishes contributions that feature analyses and interpretations of different aspects and phenomena of the social realities in Asian (especially east Asian) societies, with a focus on their specific historical and cultural contexts.

Ranging across the fields of Asian literature, art, philosophy, history and sociology, Asian Studies challenges the bureaucratization of intercultural research in the humanities and social studies, and features in-depth examinations of past, present, and future research issues by some of the world's leading scholars and experts in these fields. An integral part of our scholarly mission is to publish innovative, high-quality articles that will have a lasting impact by opening up new research areas in their respective fields.

Peer Review Process

All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous double-blind peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by two anonymous referees.
All review and reflective papers in this journal have undergone editorial screening and double-blind peer review.

Publication Frequency

Generally, the journal Asian Studies is published three times a year, in January, May and September of each year. 

Open Access Policy

This is a diamond open-access journal which means that all content is freely available online without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access. The journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public promotes a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Article Processing Charges

The journal Asian Studies does not charge authors or any third party for publication. Both submission and processing of manuscripts, and publication of articles are free of charge. There are no fees for publishing materials. There are no: "article processing charges" (APCs), "article submission charges", "membership fees" or "language editing fees". We do not charge authors for having colour photos or extra pages in their articles. There are no hidden costs whatsoever.



Sources of Support

Journal Asian Studies is supported by:

Journal History

The journal of the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The journal Asian Studies (until 2013 Asian and African Studies, http://revije.ff.uni-lj.si/aas) is being published at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts (Slovenia) since 1997. It analyses and interpretes social actualities in Asian, especially East Asian social systems, focusing upon their specific political, economic and cultural contexts. The contributions do not limit themselves solely to knowledge of “foreign cultures”, but also deal with the basic relativity of value systems and structures. This relativity is developed by insights into the concrete historical, economic, political and cultural factors, which form the ideal foundations for the respective social actualities. Knowing and understanding these “different” social actualities is a precondition for a better and more consistent understanding of our own culture and civilisation. The journal contains peer-reviewed original and translated academic articles from the area of intercultural studies, particularly from the fields of intercultural methodology, literature, anthropology, history, history of art and philosophy in Asia. It is also of special importance for students of Asian studies, since it can serve as a complementary source for their studies.

Generally, the journal publishes special issues, devoted to specific particular topics from the abovementioned research fields. Besides, each issue also contains up to three scholarly excellent articles dealing with topics outside of the special theme. The editorial board also welcomes  submissions of book reviews. The majority of articles is published in English, but in some special cases, it also publishes particular contributions written in Chinese, Japanese or Korean language respectively.  One of the journal sections is also devoted to Asian studies in Slovenia. In this section, the editors publish articles in Slovene language from the field of Asian Studies.