Journal of Asian Studies

Impact of COVID-19 on JAS Production and Distribution

March 25, 2020 — Due to the development and impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Cambridge University Press (CUP) is seeing significant disruption to the global supply chain for the manufacture and distribution of printed journals. CUP has halted all journal issue printing, including the Journal of Asian Studies, until further notice.

AAS Members can continue to access the electronic Journal of Asian Studies at any time by logging in to their accounts at MyAAS and selecting “Access the Journal of Asian Studies” under the “My Membership” menu.

AAS members receive the print and online Journal of Asian Studies as a benefit of membership. Please log in at MyAAS to access JAS online.

Published in February, May, August, and November by Cambridge University Press for the AAS, The Journal of Asian Studies (JAS) has long been recognized as the most authoritative and prestigious publication in the field of Asian studies. This quarterly has been published regularly since 1941, offering Asianists a wealth of information unavailable elsewhere.

JAS publishes the very best empirical and multidisciplinary work on Asia, spanning the arts, history, literature, the social sciences, and cultural studies. Experts around the world turn to this quarterly journal for the latest in-depth scholarship on Asia’s past and present, for its extensive book reviews, and for its state-of-the-field essays on established and emerging topics.

With coverage reaching from South and Southeast Asia to China, Inner Asia, and Northeast Asia, JAS welcomes broad comparative and transnational studies as well as essays emanating from fine-grained historical, cultural, political, or literary research and interpretation. The JAS also publishes clusters of papers representing new and vibrant discussions on specific themes and issues.

Available in print and online, there are many advantages inherent to the online JAS—fully searchable tables of contents and abstracts, ease of downloading and printing of articles and citations, etc. The online version also allows access to multimedia supplements; video, music, and digital images can easily be uploaded and linked to relevant articles.

Subscriptions and Back Issues

INDIVIDUALS wishing to receive the JAS must become a member of the Association for Asian Studies. AAS Members who do not wish to receive the print version may opt out via the “Manage Privacy” link on their profile page or by contacting AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at .


Online back issues of the JAS from the first issue in 1941 to present are available to current AAS members and JAS subscribers via the Cambridge University Press website. For print back issues, visit

CLAIMS for Missing or Damaged Issues: AAS Members should contact AAS Membership Manager, Doreen Ilozor, at Claims must be made within four months of the journal’s mailing date.

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