Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Studies in Asian Social Science (SASS) publishes original research, applied, and educational articles in all areas of Asian social science. The scopes of the journal include, but are not limited to, the following fields: anthropology, communication studies, cultural studies, economics, business, management, education, human geography, history, law, linguistics, literature, political science, psychology and sociology.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

We use a double-blind system for peer review; both reviewers’ and authors’ identities remain anonymous. The paper will be reviewed by at least three experts: one editorial staff member and at least two external reviewers. The review process may take four to ten weeks.


Publication Frequency

2023-2014 Semiannual, published in January and July



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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