South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies is one of the elite journals of the academic world, and one of only a handful of international journals focused specifically on the subcontinent. It is the world’s senior journal of record for the South Asian region, published since 1971 under the authority of the South Asian Studies Association of Australia (SASAA) [http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/sasaa/]. The journal aims to publish cutting edge, innovative, conceptually interesting, original case studies and new research, and to both distribute and encourage analysis of the region. It is a double blind peer-reviewed journal which provides a forum for scholarly research, comment and discussion on the history, society, economy, culture and international relations of the South Asian region, drawing on a range of disciplines from the humanities and social sciences.
South Asia was ranked an A* journal (the highest level) in the 2010 ERA process which ranked all journals consulted by scholars in Australia. A* journals comprised only 5% of the more than 20,000 journals which were ranked from A* to C.
South Asia is published four times a year; ordinarily there are two general issues and two dedicated to a topical theme per volume. For members of SASAA, full content is available free both in hard copy and online via the Taylor & Francis website [http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/csas20/current]; for Monash students and scholars it is available online via the Monash Library [http://www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/loi/csas20#.Up-9fVc-SuM]; and it is available to all members of those institutions worldwide that take out an institutional subscription with Taylor & Francis Collections. Membership forms for SASAA are available via the SASAA website (as above).
South Asia is generously supported by the Monash Asia Institute, Monash University, Australia, and the University of New South Wales.