Asian Journal of Social Science

As of 2021, Asian Journal of Social Science will be published by Elsevier Science. The Asian Journal of Social Science is a principal outlet for scholarly articles on Asian societies published by the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.

AJSS provides a unique forum for theoretical debates and empirical analyses that move away from narrow disciplinary focus. It is committed to comparative research and articles that speak to cases beyond the traditional concerns of area and single-country studies. AJSS strongly encourages transdisciplinary analysis of contemporary and historical social change in Asia by offering a meeting space for international scholars across the social sciences, including anthropology, cultural studies, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. AJSS also welcomes humanities-oriented articles that speak to pertinent social issues. AJSS publishes internationally peer-reviewed research articles, special thematic issues and shorter symposiums. AJSS also publishes book reviews and review essays, research notes on Asian societies, and short essays of special interest to students of the region.

The Clarivate Analytics Journal Citations Report for 2019 ranks Asian Journal of Social Science with an Impact Factor of 0.655.

Asian Journal of Social Science features themes such as:
Guest Editor: ZAHEER BABER, Science, Technology and Society in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Organizer: SYED FARID ALATAS, The State of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia.
Organizer: ANGELIQUE CHAN, The Social and Economic Consequences of Ageing in Southeast Asia and Asia.

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FRANCIS
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
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Leisure Tourism Database
Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
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PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)
Periodica Islamica
PIO - Periodicals Index Online
Political Science Complete
Public Affairs Index
Rural Development Abstracts
Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies
SCOPUS
Social Sciences Citation Index
Social Services Abstracts
SocINDEX
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Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
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The Belt and Road Initiative Reference Source
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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
Online submission: Articles for publication in Asian Journal of Social Science can be submitted online through Editorial Manager, please click here.

Note to contributors: Asian Journal of Social Science does not charge the author for papers accepted to be published in the journal, except for Open Access articles that would involve an Article Publication Charge (APC), which is usually covered by research funding that requires OA publication. If you receive an acceptance letter signed by one of the AJSS editors-in-chief with the publisher’s logo, that is most likely a forgery because AJSS does not issue such acceptance letters in exchange for a fee. All submissions to AJSS go through a rigorous peer-review process and only submissions of good academic quality after peer-review will be accepted by the journal.

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Editorial Committee
Joonmo Son, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Eric C. Thompson, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Book Review Editors
Anne Raffin, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kiven Strohm, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Yongjia Liang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Emily Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Elliot Prasse-Freeman, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Managing Editor
Zarine L. Rocha, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Associate Editors
Greg Acciaoli, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Filomeno Aguilar, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
Leonard Y. Andaya, University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA
Zaheer Baber, University of Toronto, Canada
Roman Bertrand, Centre for International Studies and Research, France
Allen Chun, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Vedi Hadiz, Murdoch University, Australia
Raymond Lee, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Francis Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Lui Tai-lok, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
Rowena Robinson, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Hanan Sabea, American University of Cairo, Egypt
Surendra Munshi, Indian Institute of Management, India (retired)
Teo You Yenn, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Andrew Wilford, Cornell University, NY, USA
Yeoh Seng Guan, Monash University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia