Taylor & Francis

South Asia-Journal Of South Asian Studies

(ISSN 1479-0270)

Aims and scope

South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies is a refereed journal which provides a forum for scholarly research, comment and discussion on the history, society, economy, culture and international relations of the South Asian region, drawing on a range of disciplines from the humanities and social sciences. We aim to publish cutting edge, innovative, conceptually interesting, original case studies and new research, which shape and lead debates in South Asian studies. We do not publish econometric analyses or policy papers.

The journal is published six times a year; ordinarily there is at least one issue dedicated to a topical theme per volume. Published since 1971, South Asia is the world's senior journal of record for the South Asian region, published under the authority of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia.

Members of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) receive South Asia as part of their membership and free access to all back issues via the Taylor & Francis website.

Peer Review Statement

All submissions are to be sent to and will be managed via southasiaeditor@sai.uni-heidelberg.de

Submissions need to be under 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes (if a paper is accepted, we will allow for a creep of another 1000 words during the resubmission process). As long as general scholarly conventions are followed, submissions are not required to be in the journal style, although footnotes are appreciated. Authors must include an abstract at the time of submission. Papers must be the author’s original work, not published anywhere previously (including online), and not under review or consideration by any other outlet.

There are up to three layers of review which the paper needs to pass (a preliminary review by the Editor; a more specialised review by an Associate Editor; and if the paper is deemed to be important and relevant to the journal’s scope, it is sent out to two external reviewers, specialists in the field). Wherever possible, we endeavour to have all external reviews completed within three months. After external review, papers are either accepted (almost invariably with revisions), or declined. All external reviews are double blind (in which neither the author nor the reviewer’s identities are known outside the editorial office). In the interests of enhancing scholarship in the field, papers that are not accepted will still be provided with readers’ reports (papers that are only reviewed internally will not be provided with extensive feedback).

We endeavour to publish material expeditiously. Wherever possible, papers accepted for publication take approximately eighteen months to appear in print, and about 12 months in electronic form. We work with our publisher, Taylor & Francis, to market published papers through social media and academic networks in order to put them in the hands of eminent readers and to reach as broad an audience as possible. Our marketing is aimed at enhancing the journal’s impact on the field.

Book Reviews

Books for review should be sent to Dr George Jose, A6-131, Arts & Humanities Building, PO Box 129188, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Email: southasiabookreviews@nyu.edu.

Book Reviews Policy

South Asia seeks to review academic books that advance academic debates in South Asian Studies. We do not review translations, fiction, poetry, or self-published books. We do not accept, and given our resource constraints in the current crisis, even respond to, unsolicited book reviews. We will also prioritise the books of early career scholars.

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • etnologia i antropologia kulturowa
  • historia
  • nauki o kulturze i religii
  • ochrona dziedzictwa i konserwacja zabytków
  • nauki o rodzinie
  • nauki o bezpieczeństwie
  • nauki o polityce i administracji
  • nauki o zarządzaniu i jakości
  • nauki socjologiczne
  • stosunki międzynaropdowe