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Routledge Area Studies

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At Routledge, our goal is to nurture the impact your research has on the world with increased discoverability and visibility for your article. Our Area Studies journals portfolio consists of notably indexed, peer-reviewed, fully open access titles and hybrid journals, where you can choose to publish open access or not. Our publications reach the academic research community, practitioner community, and beyond.

Browse our featured titles below to find the right journal for your area studies research—simply click ‘view journal’ to start reading the aims & scope, instructions for authors, and much more.

Publishing open access increases the visibility and readership of your research, helping you make an impact beyond your field.

Middle Eastern Studies
0.450 (2021)
Publishes research on the history and politics of Arabic-speaking countries, specifically from the modern Middle East, North Africa, Turkey, Iran and Israel.
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Italian Studies
Publishes research on Italian studies, including Italy’s literacy and linguistics, culture, history, politics, film, art, gender, and cultural studies.
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Journal of Eastern African Studies
1.828 (2021)
Publishes interdisciplinary work on humanities and social sciences in East Africa, covering fields like archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies, and more.
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Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies
An Open Access journal publishing research that covers the politics, economics, sociology and international relations of contemporary East Asia.
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Europe-Asia Studies
1.180 (2021)
Publishes on the history and current political, social and economic affairs of the former communist countries of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Asia. 
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Slavonica
Publishes work in Russian, Central and East European Studies including literature, language, history, politics, social issues, religion, culture and the arts.
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If none of these titles sound perfect, browse our full Area Studies collection, or try out our Journal Suggester by simply pasting in the abstract of your article and clicking ‘reveal suggested journals’.

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