ISEAS Publishing is a dynamic academic press with more than 40 years’ experience. It is the largest publisher of academic books that focuses on Southeast Asian politics, economics and social issues. Since 1970 it has issued more than 2,000 books and journals, publishing an average of 70 a year.
As a Unit of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore, its role is enshrined in Parliamentary Act 9 of 1968, to assist ISEAS in the “promotion of research on Southeast Asia” worldwide (Clause 3) and to serve as the Institute’s “printing press [in the] publishing of books and other publications” (Clause 14).
The Mission of ISEAS Publishing is:
- To disseminate research on Southeast Asia as widely as possible throughout the world.
- To produce quality books and journals, benchmarked with other world-class scholarly publishers.
ISEAS Publishing also co-publishes with academic and trade publishers in Asia, Europe, America and Australia to disseminate important research and analyses from and about Southeast Asia to the rest of the world.