List of Journals

The category ‘Area Studies’ comprises 80 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 2020 (released in mid-2021).

• 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 fully Open Access journals.

1China JournalUniversity of Chicago Press1979
2Journal of Contemporary ChinaTaylor & Francis1992
3Journal of Contemporary AsiaTaylor & Francis1970
4African AffairsOxford University Press1901
5China QuarterlyCambridge University Press1960
6Post-Soviet AffairsTaylor & Francis1985
7Mediterranean PoliticsTaylor & Francis1996
8Pacific ReviewTaylor & Francis1988
9Eurasian Geography and EconomicsTaylor & Francis1960
10Central Asian SurveyTaylor & Francis1982
11Europe-Asia StudiesTaylor & Francis1949
12Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies Open AccessWiley2014
13Journal of Asian Public PolicyTaylor & Francis2008
14European SecurityTaylor & Francis1992
15Asia Pacific ViewpointWiley1959
16China PerspectivesOpen Edition1995
17Critical Asian StudiesTaylor & Francis1968
18Asian Studies ReviewTaylor & Francis1977
19Economic Development and Cultural ChangeUniversity of Chicago Press1952
20African Studies ReviewCambridge University Press1958
21Journal of Chinese Political ScienceSpringer1995
22Turkish StudiesTaylor & Francis2000
23China InformationSAGE1986
24Southeast European and Black Sea StudiesTaylor & Francis2001
25Journal of Eastern African StudiesTaylor & Francis2007
26Bulletin of Indonesian Economic StudiesTaylor & Francis1965
27China ReviewChinese University Press2001
28Journal of Modern African StudiesCambridge University Press1963
29Pacific AffairsUniversity of British Columbia1928
30East European Politics and SocietiesSAGE1986
31Journal of Contemporary European StudiesTaylor & Francis1980
32Middle East JournalProject MUSE1947
33Contemporary Southeast AsiaProject MUSE1979
34Journal of Palestine StudiesUniversity of Chicago Press1971
35Latin American Politics and SocietyCambridge University Press1959
36Review of African Political EconomyTaylor & Francis1974
37Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern StudiesTaylor & Francis1999
38East Asian Science, Technology & Society Open AccessDuke University Press2007
39Social Science Japan JournalOxford University Press1998
40Modern Asian StudiesCambridge University Press1967
41Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawaii Press1989
42British Journal of Middle Eastern StudiesTaylor & Francis1974
43Latin American PerspectivesSAGE1974
44Journal of Australian StudiesTaylor & Francis1977
45Journal of Asian and African StudiesSAGE1965
46Journal of Asian StudiesCambridge University Press1941
47Journal of Latin American StudiesCambridge University Press1961
48Africa Spectrum Open AccessGIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies1966
49International Journal of Middle East StudiesCambridge University Press1970
50Modern ChinaSAGE1975
51IDS Bulletin Open AccessInstitute of Development Studies1968
52AfricaCambridge University Press1928
53Journal of Southern African StudiesTaylor & Francis1975
54African StudiesTaylor & Francis1921
55Latin American Research ReviewUniversity of Pittsburgh Pres1965
56Asian SurveyUniversity of Chicago Press1961
57Nationalities PapersCambridge University Press1972
58South AsiaTaylor & Francis1971
59China: An International JournalProject MUSE2003
60Slavic ReviewCambridge University Press1941
61Asian Journal of Social ScienceBrill1973
62Middle Eastern StudiesTaylor & Francis1964
63London JournalTaylor & Francis1975
64Journal of Southeast Asian StudiesCambridge University Press1960
65Bulletin of Latin American ResearchWiley1981
66Pacific FocusWiley1986
67Social DynamicsTaylor & Francis1975
68Modern ItalyCambridge University Press1995
69European ReviewCambridge University Press1993
70Middle East PolicyWiley1992
71Journal of Baltic StudiesTaylor & Francis1970
72Israel AffairsTaylor & Francis1994
73Journal of Japanese StudiesProject MUSE1974
74African and Asian StudiesBrill2002
75Korea ObserverInstitute of Korean Studies1968
76New West Indian GuideBrill1919
77Bilig Open AccessAhmet Yesevi Universitesi1996
78India ReviewTaylor & Francis2002
79Iranian StudiesTaylor & Francis1967
80German Studies ReviewProject MUSE1978