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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Editor-in-Chief Aurelijus Zykas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Editorial Advisory Board Sepp Linhart, University of Vienna, Austria Algis Mickūnas, Ohio University, USA
Editors 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