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Journal of Asian and African Studies
ISSN 2436-911X


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The Journal of Asian and African Studies (JAAS) is a biannually published, peer-reviewed journal on linguistics, history, and cultural anthropology of Asia and Africa. Submissions of papers are accepted from both within Japan and abroad. JAAS is organized by the Editorial Committee that includes researchers within and outside the Institute.

For the members of the Editorial Committee, please see here.

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The Journal of Asian and African Studies is published online-only. If you would like to be notified when issues are published, please send an e-mail to
edit-js[at] (replace “[at]” with “@”).

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JAAS is published twice a year, on March 31 and September 30. Submissions are accepted at anytime.

Those who want to send their manuscripts, please contact the Editorial Board first by e-mail (address: edit-js[at] *Please replace “[at]” with “@”) to get necessary information including the special e-mail address for the submission.

For details, please see the “Guidelines for Authors”(last revised on 31 March, 2023; 42KB).


All works published by JAAS are made available through a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

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