The International Journal of Area Studies (IJAS) is an international open access academic English language blind peer review journal devoted to area studies from the humanities and social sciences perspectives (including but not limited to research on history, religion, philosophy, politics, and social processes in the regions of the world). IJAS is a semiannual journal published in March and October with one issue per year devoted to a particular region (currently encompassing Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Northern Europe) and the other issue constructed on a trans-regional basis.


eISSN: 2345-0223
ISSN: 2029–2074
Publisher: De Gruyter Open Sp. z o.o.;
Online address:;
Established in 2006 as “Regioninės studijos”, changed its scope and name in 2013;
Language of publication: English (special issues may be published in other languages);
Publication frequency: 2 per year; additionally, special issues may be published;
Print run: published online;
Indexed and abstracted: CEEOL;

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International Journal of Area Studies
Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy
Gedimino 44, LT-44240, Kaunas, Lithuania
Tel./fax.: +370-37-206 709