About the journal

The Journal of Contemporary Asia was founded in 1970.

The Editor-in-chief is Kevin Hewison.

The Editor emeritus is Peter Limqueco.

The co-editors are Geoffrey Gunn, Richard Westra and Toby Carroll.

JCA is an established refereed publication. It appeared quarterly from 1970 to 2016. From 2017, it has appeared 5 times a year.

When the journal was established, it was conceived as providing an alternative to mainstream perspectives on contemporary Asian issues. The journal maintains this tradition and seeks to publish articles that deal with the broad problems of economic, political and social development of Asia. Articles on economic development issues, political economy, agriculture, planning, the working class, people’s movements, politics and power, imperialism and empire, international financial institutions, the environment, and economic history are especially welcomed. The journal also has a strong interest in the scientific development of theory that is of global significance, especially on the role of the state, class analysis, power and globalisation.

An important aim of the journal has been to publish the work of Asia-based researchers, those working in best traditions of critical political economy, and young researchers.

Peer Review Statement

All research articles published in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by the co-editors and members of the editorial board, followed by anonymous refereeing by two referees.

All review articles, book reviews and commentaries published in this journal have undergone editorial review by the co-editors and/or other members of the editorial board.

JCA Prize

Each year the Journal awards a prize for the best article published in the print edition of the journal for the previous year’s volume.

The Editorial Board:

  • Tom Brass, Richmond-upon-Thames, UK
  • Shaun Breslin, Dept of Political and International Studies, University of Warwick, UK
  • Paul Cammack, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK
  • Uday Chanda, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Qatar
  • Noam Chomsky, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Arizona, USA
  • Frederic Clairmont, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Michael Connors, Politics, History and International Relations, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus
  • Evelyn Devadason, Department of Economics, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Paul Gellert, Dept of Sociology, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Alec Gordon, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jim Glassman, Dept. of Geography, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Vedi Hadiz, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Jane Hutchison, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Khoo Boo Teik, National Graduate Research Institute of Policy Science, Tokyo, Japan
  • G.K. Lieten, Sociology-Anthropology Centre, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • James Petras, Dept. of Sociology, Binghamton University, USA
  • Andrew Rosser, Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Kwang Yeong Shin, Dept of Sociology, Chung-Ang University, Korea

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