List of Journals

The category ‘Area Studies’ comprises 78 journals.

The choice of journals is based on Web of Science 's SSCI (Social Science Citations Index).


• The column Rank refers to the ranking accorded to the journal by Web of Science based on the 2-year Journal Impact Factor 2019 (released in 2020).

• Journals listed in pale letters do not deposit scholarly metadata at CrossRef. As a consequence, OOIR cannot track their latest papers.

• The logo Open Access denotes Open Access journals.

1China Journal1979University of Chicago Press
2Journal of Contemporary China1992Taylor & Francis
3China Quarterly1960Cambridge University Press
4Post-Soviet Affairs1985Taylor & Francis
5African Affairs1901Oxford University Press
6Journal of Contemporary Asia1970Taylor & Francis
7China Perspectives1995Open Edition
8Mediterranean Politics1996Taylor & Francis
9Economic Development and Cultural Change1952University of Chicago Press
10European Security1992Taylor & Francis
11Pacific Review1988Taylor & Francis
12Turkish Studies2000Taylor & Francis
13Critical Asian Studies1968Taylor & Francis
14China Information1986SAGE
15Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies1965Taylor & Francis
16International Journal of Middle East Studies1970Cambridge University Press
17Modern China1975SAGE
18Asia Pacific Viewpoint1959Wiley
19Eurasian Geography and Economics1960Taylor & Francis
20Pacific Affairs1928University of British Columbia
21African Studies Review1958Cambridge University Press
22Journal of Eastern African Studies2007Taylor & Francis
23Review of African Political Economy1974Taylor & Francis
24Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies Open Access2014Wiley
25Africa1928Cambridge University Press
25Journal of Modern African Studies1963Cambridge University Press
27China Review2001Chinese University Press
28Journal of Contemporary European Studies1980Taylor & Francis
29Africa Spectrum Open Access1966GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
30East Asian Science, Technology & Society Open Access2007Duke University Press
31Europe-Asia Studies1949Taylor & Francis
32Journal of Southern African Studies1975Taylor & Francis
33British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies1974Taylor & Francis
34Latin American Research Review1965University of Pittsburgh Pres
35Southeast European and Black Sea Studies2001Taylor & Francis
36Social Science Japan Journal1998Oxford University Press
37Latin American Perspectives1974SAGE
38Asian Studies Review1977Taylor & Francis
39Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies1999Taylor & Francis
39Latin American Politics and Society1959Cambridge University Press
41Middle East Policy1992Wiley
42Nationalities Papers1972Cambridge University Press
43Contemporary Southeast Asia1979Project MUSE
44Journal of Japanese Studies1974Project MUSE
45Middle East Journal1947Project MUSE
46Asian Journal of Social Science1973Brill
47Slavic Review1941Cambridge University Press
48Central Asian Survey1982Taylor & Francis
49Journal of Asian Studies1941Cambridge University Press
50Journal of Asian and African Studies1965SAGE
51IDS Bulletin Open Access1968Institute of Development Studies
52Bulletin of Latin American Research1981Wiley
53Journal of Australian Studies1977Taylor & Francis
54Journal of Latin American Studies1961Cambridge University Press
55East European Politics and Societies1986SAGE
55Politics, Religion & Ideology2000Taylor & Francis
56Journal of Palestine Studies1971University of Chicago Press
57Modern Asian Studies1967Cambridge University Press
58Asian Survey1961University of Chicago Press
59Modern Italy1995Cambridge University Press
60Contemporary Pacific1989University of Hawaii Press
61Journal of Baltic Studies1970Taylor & Francis
62South Asia1971Taylor & Francis
63Social Dynamics1975Taylor & Francis
64Middle Eastern Studies1964Taylor & Francis
65African Studies1921Taylor & Francis
66Pacific Focus1986Wiley
67European Review1993Cambridge University Press
68Korea Observer1968IKS
69China: An International Journal2003Project MUSE
70New West Indian Guide1919Brill
71Israel Affairs1994Taylor & Francis
72Iranian Studies1967Taylor & Francis
73Journal of Southeast Asian Studies1960Cambridge University Press
74Bilig Open Access1996Ahmet Yesevi Universitesi
75African and Asian Studies2002Brill
76London Journal1975Taylor & Francis
77German Studies Review1978Project MUSE