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International Journal of Area Studies

A Journal of Vytautas Magnus University

2 Issues per year


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    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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    Editorial Information

    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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