International Journal of Area Studies

A Journal of Vytautas Magnus University

Open access

The International Journal of Area Studies (IJAS) is an international open access academic English language blind peer review journal devoted to area studies from the humanities and social sciences perspectives (including but not limited to research on history, religion, philosophy, politics, and social processes in the regions of the world). IJAS is a semiannual journal published in March and October with one issue per year devoted to a particular region (currently encompassing Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Northern Europe) and the other issue constructed on a trans-regional basis.

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Aurelijus Zykas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Editorial Advisory Board
Sepp Linhart, University of Vienna, Austria
Algis Mickūnas, Ohio University, USA

Chinese studies
Agnė Budriūnaitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Frank Kraushaar, University of Latvia, Latvia
Lauri Paltemaa, Turku University, Finland

Japanese Studies
Kyoko Koma, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Takashi Kitamura, Osaka National University, Japan

Korean Studies
SangGum Li, Pusan National University, South Korea

Middle East studies
Egdūnas Račius, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Göran Larsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Niels Valdemar Vinding, Copenhagen University, Denmark
Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska, Warsaw School of Economics

North European
Mindaugas Jurkynas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Kjetil Duvold, Center for Baltic and Eastern European Studies / Södertörn University, Sweden
K. B. Usha, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

South Asia studies
Šarūnas Paunksnis, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Raj Sekhar Basu, University of Calcutta, India

Sub-Saharan Africa studies
Jurga Jonutytė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Boniface Nkem Anusiem, Faculty of Arts, University of Abuja, Nigeria

Language Editor & Publications coordinator
Eglė Petrauskaitė, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Technical Editor
Jūratė Mažeikienē, Lithuania


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