About the Journal

Aim and Scope

Advances in Southeast Asian Studies (ASEAS, formerly known as the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies) is an international, interdisciplinary and open access social sciences journal covering a variety of issues in the fields of cultural and social anthropology, communication, development, geography, cultural studies, regional studies, politics, and tourism, from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics should be related to Southeast Asia, but are not restricted to the geographical region, when spatial and political borders of Southeast Asia are crossed or transcended, e.g., in the case of linguistics, diaspora groups or forms of socio-cultural transfer. ASEAS publishes two focus issues per year and we welcome out-of-focus submissions at any time. The journal invites both established as well as young scholars to present research results and theoretical and methodical discussions, to report about on-going research projects or field studies, to publish conference reports, to conduct interviews with experts in the field, and to review relevant books. Articles can be submitted in English.

Impact Factor: 2.4 (CiteScore 2022), Q2 (SJR 2022)

Online ISSN: 2791-531X


Southeast Asia; social sciences; area studies; interdisciplinarity; open access; cultural and social anthropology; communication; development; geography; cultural studies; regional studies; politics; tourism


ASEAS offers 5 different Sections or Categories

  • Current Research on Southeast Asia refers to scholarly articles. The quality and relevance of submissions is guaranteed by a twofold double-blind peer review process.

  • Research Workshop offers space for reports about ongoing research projects or field studies. Submissions are checked and commented by the editorial board.

  • In Dialogue refers to interviews with experts on Southeast Asia (academics, politicians, NGO-workers, activists, economic actors, etc.). Submissions are checked and commented by the editorial board.

  • Network Southeast Asia Research aims at reviewing and reporting on conferences or workshops. Submissions are checked and commented by the editorial board.

  • Book Reviews shall give an overview on latest publications (last two years) of international Southeast Asian research. Submissions are checked and commented by the editorial board.