SOJOURN is an interdisciplinary journal devoted to the study of social and cultural issues in Southeast Asia. It publishes empirical and theoretical research articles with a view to promoting and disseminating scholarship in and on the region. Areas of special concern include ethnicity, religion, tourism, urbanization, migration, popular culture, social and cultural change, and development. Fields most often represented in the journal are anthropology, sociology and history.

In the SCImago Journal and Country Rankings for 2019, among journals published in Asia, SOJOURN was ranked 2nd for Anthropology and 9th for Sociology and Political Science.

SOJOURN is indexed in SCOPUS.

Publication Frequency: three times a year (March, July and November)

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SOJOURN is indexed in the following:

  • America: History and Life (ABC-CLIO)
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies
  • EBSCO Academic Search Premier
  • EBSCO Business Source Premier
  • EBSCO Sociological Collection
  • Elsevier
  • Expanded Academic Index/ASAP
  • Gale Group
  • Historical Abstracts (ABC-CLIO)
  • Ingenta
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences
  • International Serials Database
  • ISI Emerging Markets
  • PAIS International
  • PAIS Select
  • ProQuest Information and Learning
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • World Affairs Online

Editorial Committee

Chairperson Choi Shing Kwok (ISEAS)
Managing Editor Su-Ann Oh (ISEAS)
Book Review Editor Benjamin Loh (ISEAS)
Production Editor Stephen Logan (ISEAS)
Editors Terence Chong (ISEAS)
Magnus Fiskejö (Cornell)
Hui Yew-Foong (Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Michael Montesano (ISEAS)
Ooi Kee Beng (Penang Institute)
Thomas B. Pepinsky (Cornell)
Associate Editor Arielene Wee (ISEAS)

International Advisory Committee

  • Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. (Ateneo de Manila University)
  • Barbara Watson Andaya (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)
  • Liana Chua (Brunei University London)
  • Kirsten Endres (Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung)
  • Terence Gomez (University of Malaya)
  • Christopher Goscha (Université du Québec à Montréal)
  • Vedi Hadiz (The University of Melbourne)
  • Anne Hansen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Caroline Hau (Kyoto University)
  • Shirlena Huang (National University of Singapore)
  • Okamoto Masaaki (Kyoto University)
  • Andrew Wilford (Cornell University)

Subscription Rates

Individual Institution
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei 64.00 USD
80.00 SGD
114.00 USD
142.00 SGD
Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan 66.00 USD
83.00 SGD
122.00 USD
153.00 SGD
Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Middle East 90.00 USD
113.00 SGD
167.00 USD
209.00 SGD

Note: Annual subscription rates include electronic delivery as well as the printed copy by air.


Contributions are invited from all scholars, and especially those working in Southeast Asian universities and research institutions. Research notes and comments, which include reports of research findings and may be of shorter length, are also invited. Notes on conferences, seminars and workshops, and comments on institutions devoted to Southeast Asian Studies are occasionally published in SOJOURN.

Manuscripts should be submitted as soft-copy with margins of 3 cm on all sides and double spacing of text. Bibliographical references should be incorporated into the text using the author-date system, with page numbers included. Notes should be kept to a minimum and numbered consecutively throughout the text. References should be listed in alphabetical order at the end of the manuscript. For journal articles, the volume and issue numbers, month and year of publication and inclusive page numbers are to be provided. A detailed SOJOURN style sheet is available upon request.

The Editors
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

Fax: 65-67781735

Book Reviews

Publishers can send books for review to:

Book Review Editor
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119614

For more information, please email: