Asian Medicine: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at researchers and practitioners of Asian medicine worldwide. It makes available in a single publication academic essays that explore the historical, anthropological, sociological, and philological dimensions of Asian medicine, as well as practice reports from clinicians based in and outside Asia. With the recent upsurge of interest in non-Western alternative approaches to health care,
Asian Medicine will be of relevance to those studying the modifications and adaptations of traditional medical systems on their journey to non-Asian settings. It will also be relevant to those who wish to learn more about the traditional background and practice of Asian medical modalities within their countries of origin. On account of its appeal to scholars from a range of academic backgrounds (such as history, philology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology) as well as to practitioners based in Asia and in medical institutions and alternative health care worldwide, this journal constitutes a unique resource for both scholarly and clinically focused institutions.
We are currently accepting submissions for
Asian Medicine. Please see below for the type of content we publish (you may also find this information in the
Scholarly Articles Traditional academic articles with critical historical, anthropological, sociological, or cultural analysis must rigorously conform to international standards of scholarship, and pass our peer review process (5,000–8,000 words, inclusive of notes).
Practice Reports Practice Reports are article-length ethnographic reports focusing on a particular practitioner, practice, or institution. Such articles may not contain much critical analysis, as the purpose is to provide rich descriptive detail about the practice itself (3,000–5,000 words inclusive of notes).
Research Notes Research Notes are articles presenting preliminary findings from any field of investigation. Such articles may not contain much critical analysis, as the purpose is to provide details about a new research direction or subject matter(3,000–5,000 words, inclusive of notes).
Photo Essays Photo Essays contain 10-20 archival or fieldwork photos with informative captions. An accompanying essay written by the photographer or collaborator should provide context connecting the photography with scholarly interests in the field (3,000–5,000 words, inclusive of notes).
Translations Translations are translations of primary sources, accompanied by a 500-1000 word introduction to the source’s historical, social, and bibliographic context (consult with Editor-in-Chief about total word count).
Book Reviews Book reviews are critical examinations of recently published books, evaluating their strengths, weaknesses, and potential readership. Please note that we do not accept unsolicited book reviews (700–1,000 words).
Essay Reviews Essay reviews are extended book reviews, usually covering more than one title or a multivolume collection. We are happy to accept unsolicited essay reviews (1,000–3,000 words).
Book Notes Book notes are abbreviated book reviews, usually summarizing the book (200–300 words).
Editorial Essays Editorial Essays, individually or collected together in a forum, are invited on topics relevant to our field (consult with Editor-in-Chief about subject matter and word count).
Editor-in-Chief C. Pierce Salguero,
Penn State University (Abington College) Pennsylvania, USA
Senior Editor Yi-Li Wu,
University of Michigan, Michigan, USA
Senior Book Review Editor Daniel Trambaiolo,
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Advisory Board (Editors Emeriti) Mona Schrempf,
Independent Research Fellow affiliated with China Centre, Kiel University, Germany Marta Hanson,
Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA Geoffrey Samuel,
Cardiff University, Wales Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim,
Goldsmiths University of London, UK Waltraud Ernest,
Oxford Brookes University, UK Vivienne Lo,
University College London, UK
Area Editors Editor, East Asia Daniel Burton-Rose,
Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA Editor, South Asia Michael Slouber,
Western Washington University, Washington, USA Editor, Central Asia and Himalayan Region William McGrath,
Coe College, Iowa, USA
Associate Editors East Asia: Anna Andreeva,
University of Heidelberg, Germany Nicole Elizabeth Barnes,
Duke University, North Carolina, USA Miranda Brown,
University of Michigan, Michigan, USA Hilary Smith,
University of Denver, Colorado, USA Soyoung Suh,
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA South Asia: Gabriele Alex,
Tübingen Universitätsstadt, Germany Maarten Bode,
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands Anthony Cerulli,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA Helen Lambert,
University of Bristol, England Projit Bihari Mukharji,
University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA Laurent Pordié,
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France Southeast Asia: Laurence Monnais,
Université de Montréal, Canada Hans Pols,
University of Sydney, Australia Central Asia, Himalayan Region: Sienna R. Craig,
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, USA Barbara Gerke,
University of Vienna, Austria Mona Schrempf,
Independent Research Fellow affiliated with China Centre, Kiel University, Germany Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim,
Goldsmiths University of London, UK Global Asian Medicines: Stephan Kloos,
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria Dagmar Wujastyk ,
University of Vienna, Italy Stephen Boyanton,
Book Review Editors East Asia (Japan, Korea) Daniel Trambaiolo,
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong East Asia (China) Leslie de Vries,
University of Kent, UK South Asia Shinjini Das,
University of East Anglia, UK Central Asia, Himalayan Region Susannah Deane,
University of Bristol, UK Southeast Asia, Global Asian Medicine Assunta Hunter,