About the Journal

Mission and core values

The South Asianist is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal for researchers at all levels in the humanities and social sciences whose work contributes to South Asian studies. The journal provides a platform for young, mid-career, and senior scholars to present and discuss their work, find synergies for collaboration, and spur critical debate on the socio-economic, political, environmental, cultural and religious aspects that both define South Asia as a region and divide it into single units of analysis. At The South Asianist, we are committed to integrity, collaboration, constructive feedback and inclusivity, and to develop trusting and lasting relationships with authors and peers. We particularly welcome submissions from South Asian scholars whose work focus on understudied geographical and thematic areas.


The South Asianist is indexed in the following databases:

Journal Information & Policies

Please see our Journal Information & Policies page for details of the Journal's peer review process, Open Access policy and other journal information.