Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS) is a core project of the Society for South-East Asian Studies (SEAS) in Vienna. The journal’s editors invite both established as well as young scholars to present research results and theoretical discussions, to report about on-going research projects or field studies, to introduce academic institutions and networks, to publish conference reports and other short essays, to conduct interviews with experts on South-East Asia, or to review relevant literature.

Articles have to be written in German or English. As an interdisciplinary journal, ASEAS intends to cover a variety of aspects of South-East Asia (culture, economics, geography, linguistics, media, politics, society, etc.) from both historical as well as contemporary perspectives. Topics should be related to South-East Asia, but need not be restricted to the geographical region, as in the case of – for example – linguistics, diaspora groups, forms of socio-cultural transfer, and so forth, where spatial and political borders of South-East Asia are crossed or transcended.

ASEAS is published biannually both in print and as an online Open Access-Journal. The print version is intended for universities, research institutions, public libraries, and private subscibers who wish to include ASEAS into their archives. The print version can be ordered directly by email on this website. The free-of-charge online Open-Access version is designed to address a wide interested public and international expert readership who are interested in single articles, but do not intend to archive all volumes.

For more details on our different sections, have a look below or at our Submission Guidelines.

 

Section Policies

Current Research on Southeast Asia

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

Submissions should include an abstract of maximum 200 words and 5 keywords. Length of articles should not exceed 40,000 characters (including space, excluding references).

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Research Workshop

The section Research Workshop offers space for reports about ongoing research projects or field studies. Submissions are checked and commented by the editorial board. Length of submissions should not exceed 10,000 characters (including spaces).

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In Dialogue

The section In Dialogue with South-East Asia experts (scientists, representatives, NGO-workers, activists etc.) covers various current topics in form of interviews. Length of submission should not exceed 20,000 characters (including spaces). Please provide an abstract with a maximum of 200 words including the date and place of interview, the authors affiliation and a short summary of the most important topics.

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Network Southeast Asia

The section Network Southeast Asia can be used to introduce academic and independent research institutions or to announce and summarise conferences. Length of submissions should not exceed 7,500 characters (including spaces).

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Southeast Asia Visually

The section Southeast Asia visually offers the opportunity to publish photos and brief text descriptions from field research trips and other projects. Length of submissions should not exceed 6,000 characters (including spaces) and 15 photos.

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Book Reviews

Book Reviews shall give an overview and a critical assessment on latest publications of international South-East Asian research. Length of submission should not exceed 10,000 characters (including spaces).

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Peer Review Process

Submissions within the Current Research section are subject to an internal peer review and a subsequent twofold double-blind review process if the submission meets scientific standards and the scope of the journal. Submissions within other sections will be reviewed by the editorial board as well as by external reviewers if necessary. Typically, internal peer reviews as well as subsequent external peer reviews take 4 weeks each.

 

Publication Frequency

ASEAS is published biannually in June and December. Each issue is published in its entirety online without delay.

 

Further Information on SEAS

You can find all relevant information on SEAS - Society for South-East Asian Studies, the publisher of ASEASas well as the journal itself on our website. Click here.

 

Publishing Ethics

You can find our Publishing Ethics here.

 

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