The Journal of Asian Studies

The Journal of Asian Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the Association for Asian Studies, covering Asian studies, ranging from history, the arts, social sciences, to philosophy and cultural studies of East, South, Inner, and Southeast Asia. In addition to research, current interest, and state-of-the-field articles, a large section of the journal is devoted to book reviews. The journal was established in 1941 as The Far Eastern Quarterly, changing to its current title in September 1956.[1]

The Journal of Asian Studies
DisciplineAsian studies
Edited byVinayak Chaturvedi
Publication details
Former name(s)
The Far Eastern Quarterly
0.917 (2017)
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4J. Asian Stud.
ISSN0021-9118 (print)
1752-0401 (web)
OCLC no.466937010


The following persons are or have been editor-in-chief of the journal:

Bibliography of Asian Studies

From 1941 to 1991, the Association for Asian Studies published an annual Bibliography of Asian Studies as a supplement to the journal. Since 1991 the bibliography has only been available by separate subscription.

Abstracting and indexing

The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Scopus. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2017 impact factor of 0.917.[4]


  1. "Journal of Asian Studies". Cambridge University Press.
  2. Maclay, Kathleen. "Professor emeritus Donald Shively, expert on Japanese life and cultures, dies," UCBerkeley News, August 17, 2005.
  3. Roger F. Hackett, Faculty History Project, University of Michigan. (Accessed April 22, 2015).
  4. "The Journal of Asian Studies". 2017 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Social Sciences ed.). Clarivate Analytics. 2018.
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