The Journal of Asian Studies
|The Journal of Asian Studies|
|The Far Eastern Quarterly|
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
|J. Asian Stud.|
|Edited by||Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom|
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 of East, South, and Southeast Asia. In addition to regular articles, a large section of the journal is devoted to book reviews. The journal was established in 1941 as The Far Eastern Quarterly, obtaining its new title in September 1956. During this transition period Donald Shively was the editor-in-chief, which he remained until 1959.
Recent editors of the journal have been: David D. Buck (1990-1994; University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee), Anand A. Yang (1995-2000; University of Utah), Ann Waltner (2001-2004; University of Minnesota), Kenneth M. George 2005-2008; University of Wisconsin–Madison), Jeffrey Wasserstrom (2008-2012; University of California-Irvine).
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 a separate subscription.
The entire contents of The Journal of Asian Studies are available in full-text, searchable electronic databases. All issues except the most recent three years are available on JSTOR; more recent issues on ProQuest or on the website of the publisher, Cambridge University Press.
Abstracting and indexing
The journal is abstracted and indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index and Scopus. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 0.424, ranking it 24th out of 43 journals in the category "Area Studies".
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- "Journals Ranked by Impact: Area Studies". 2010 Journal Citation Reports. Web of Science (Science ed.). Thomson Reuters. 2012.