Our Journal ASEAS

General Info

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 so forth, which 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. Submissions within the category “Aktuelle Südostasienforschung / Current Research on South-East Asia” are subject to a twofold double-blind review process. Submissions within other sections will be reviewed by the editorial board as well as by external reviewers if necessary. For more details on our different sections, have a look below or at our Submission Guidelines.

Editorial Board

  • Alexander Trupp: Editor-in-Chief (School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of the South Pacific, Fiji)
  • Melanie Pichler: Editor-in-Chief (Institute of Social Ecology (SEC), Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • Chiedza Mutsaka Skyum: Native Language Check (Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Thailand)
  • Claudia Dolezal (Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Westminster, England)
  • Daniela Rubelli (University of London International Programmes, England)
  • Dayana Lengauer (Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Gunnar Stange (Department of Geography and Regional Research, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Michelle Proyer (Department of Education, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Rainer Einzenberger (Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, Austria)
  • Simon Gorski (Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, Austria)

Editorial Support

  • Nat Sattavet, Ralph Guth


ASEAS offers 5 different Sections or Categories

  • Current Research on South-East 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 board of editors.
  • In Dialogue refers to interviews with experts on South-East Asia (academics, politicians, NGO-workers, activists, economic actors etc.). Submissions are checked and commented by the board of editors.
  • Network South-East Asia Research aims at introducing research institutions and initiatives or at reviewing and reporting on conferences or workshops. Submissions are checked and commented by the board of editors.
  • Book Reviews shall give an overview on latest publications of international South-East Asian research. Submissions are checked and commented by the board of editors.
  • The Category South-East Asia Visually was shut down for upcoming issues from 2015 onwards. 

Open Access, Archiving & Dissemination

  • We are convinced that scientific as well as social progress depends on the free flow and accessibility of knowledge such as the results of academic research. Of course, we understand and experience ourselves that editorial work, the publishing process, quality control and the dissemination of contents does not come without costs. Nevertheless we think that these costs should not be imposed upon students or researches and the process of learning and knowledge production be restricted and hindered. Therefore we chose to pursue the so called gold way of open access publishing – which means that we make all contents freely available online and without any temporal restrictions. Our articles are licensed under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported.
    You can find all details on this license hereCreative Commons Licence Agreement
  • Our journal does not charge APCs or submission charges.
  • In order to safeguard the future accessibility and integrity of article files, we are currently working on finding a repository solution for our contents. We will keep you informed on any updates.
  • For a broad dissemination and accessibility, we are cooperating with a series of database hosts and indexing partners. See our current partners on the right.

Publishing Ethics

We are confident that unambiguous and consistent guidelines enhance the quality of published research, and ensure a process is in place to respond to a situation where ethics may have been transgressed. pdficon_small Find our Ethical Guidelines here (PDF).

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Databases and Indices

You can access all articles free of charge via our website. To increase visibility and ensure wide dissemination, our articles can also be found in a range of other databases from freely accessible ones to subscription packages by major hosts. We are currently working on increasing this number of databases and indices. Find us in free databases such as: