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.

RankJournalImpact Factor
1China Journalca. 3.8
2Journal of Contemporary Chinaca. 3.7
3Journal of Contemporary Asiaca. 3.2
4African Affairsca. 3.2
5China Quarterlyca. 3.1
6Post-Soviet Affairsca. 2.9
7Mediterranean Politicsca. 2.5
8Pacific Reviewca. 2.4
9Eurasian Geography and Economicsca. 2.2
10Central Asian Surveyca. 2.2
11Europe-Asia Studiesca. 2.1
12Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies Open Accessca. 2.0
13Journal of Asian Public Policyca. 2.0
14European Securityca. 1.9
15Asia Pacific Viewpointca. 1.8
16China Perspectivesca. 1.8
17Critical Asian Studiesca. 1.7
18Asian Studies Reviewca. 1.7
19Economic Development and Cultural Changeca. 1.7
20African Studies Reviewca. 1.7
21Journal of Chinese Political Scienceca. 1.6
22Turkish Studiesca. 1.6
23China Informationca. 1.6
24Southeast European and Black Sea Studiesca. 1.6
25Journal of Eastern African Studiesca. 1.6
26Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studiesca. 1.5
27China Reviewca. 1.4
28Journal of Modern African Studiesca. 1.4
29Pacific Affairsca. 1.4
30East European Politics and Societiesca. 1.4
31Journal of Contemporary European Studiesca. 1.3
32Middle East Journalca. 1.3
33Contemporary Southeast Asiaca. 1.3
34Journal of Palestine Studiesca. 1.2
35Latin American Politics and Societyca. 1.2
36Review of African Political Economyca. 1.2
37Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studiesca. 1.2
38East Asian Science, Technology & Society Open Accessca. 1.1
39Social Science Japan Journalca. 1.1
40Modern Asian Studiesca. 1.1
41Contemporary Pacificca. 1.1
42British Journal of Middle Eastern Studiesca. 1.0
43Latin American Perspectivesca. 1.0
44Journal of Australian Studiesca. 1.0
45Journal of Asian and African Studiesca. 1.0
46Journal of Asian Studiesca. 0.9
47Journal of Latin American Studiesca. 0.9
48Africa Spectrum Open Accessca. 0.9
49International Journal of Middle East Studiesca. 0.8
50Modern Chinaca. 0.8
51IDS Bulletin Open Accessca. 0.8
52Africaca. 0.8
53Journal of Southern African Studiesca. 0.7
54African Studiesca. 0.7
55Latin American Research Reviewca. 0.7
56Asian Surveyca. 0.7
57Nationalities Papersca. 0.7
58South Asiaca. 0.7
59China: An International Journalca. 0.6
60Slavic Reviewca. 0.6
61Asian Journal of Social Scienceca. 0.6
62Middle Eastern Studiesca. 0.6
63London Journalca. 0.6
64Journal of Southeast Asian Studiesca. 0.6
65Bulletin of Latin American Researchca. 0.5
66Pacific Focusca. 0.5
67Social Dynamicsca. 0.5
68Modern Italyca. 0.5
69European Reviewca. 0.4
70Middle East Policyca. 0.4
71Journal of Baltic Studiesca. 0.4
72Israel Affairsca. 0.3
73Journal of Japanese Studiesca. 0.3
74African and Asian Studiesca. 0.3
75Korea Observerca. 0.2
76New West Indian Guideca. 0.2
77Bilig Open Accessca. 0.2
78India Reviewca. 0.2
79Iranian Studiesca. 0.2
80German Studies Reviewca. 0.1