Asian Journal of Social 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.

AJSS publishes six issues per year, and often features special issues that are of particular interest to the region. Our blind peer review process takes 3-6 months.

For more information, please refer to the website.


AJSS accepts submissions online. To submit, please click here.

Instructions for authors can be found here.

Current and Previous Issues Online

To access current and previous issues online, please click here.

Special Issues

For special issue proposals, please send a detailed proposal and rationale of the suggested topic, including a brief overview of the key issues, abstracts of all proposed papers, and bios of prospective authors.  Please contact the Editorial Office for more information.


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

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

Book Review Editors:
Anne Raffin, National University of Singapore
Oona Paredes, National University of Singapore
Sidharthan Maunaguru, National University of Singapore
Chua Hui Ching Emily, National University of Singapore

Contact Details

Editorial Office
Email: or

Managing Editor
Dr Zarine L. Rocha