Aims and Scope

The International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies, IJAPS (ISSN 1823-6243) is an award-winning electronic journal (e-journal) published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM Press), designed towards fulfilling one of the principal missions of the Asia Pacific Research Unit (APRU) of the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, namely the dissemination of academic research and other scholarly works.

With all its inherent advantages, an e-journal serves as the best vehicle to carry IJAPS to the forefront of the global scholarly community.

IJAPS is a scholarly, multidisciplinary, internationally refereed publication focusing primarily on Asia (West, South, Southeast and East), Australasia and the Pacific Rim regions of the Americas (North, Central and South). The disciplines of interest encompass politics, history, indigenous languages and literature, religion, man and the environment, ethno-history, anthropology, cultural heritage, social issues, economic development, war and conflict resolution, prehistory and archaeology, and the arts.


IJAPS is proud to announce a new section titled Perspectives, which aims to capture significant views and voices about Asia Pacific in the here and now. Focused on specific themes, Perspectives features experts from academia and other fields, including the arts, performance and the media, who share their perspectives on topical issues that are relevant to their work and Asia Pacific. Click here to visit the Perspectives section.


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