IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies ISSN 2580-6580 (Print) 2597-9817 (Online) is an academic, open access, and double blind reviewed journal about Southeast Asian societies and cultures. Founded in 2017 at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

The Journal strives to provide new, rigorous and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asia through inter-disciplinary perspectives. Its scopes includes but is not limited to economic welfare, institutional knowledge production, history, political transformations and the social development of information and communication technology in the region. Contributors may focus on an in-depth individual country analysis or on comparing a multi-country case study. Given the mission statement of CESASS, contributors are encouraged to submit empirical, methodological, theoretical, or conceptual articles about Southeast Asia through the eye of social sciences.

Issues are published biannually (in January and July). Submissions are open year-around and before submitting please ensure that the manuscripts fits within IKAT’s focus and scope, and is written in English and follows our author guidelines.



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Call For Papers: Special Issue IKAT - Southeast Asia Conference on Media, Cinema, and Art

Journal Submission Deadline: 01 November 2021
This special issue of IKAT is will be linked to the "Rediscovering Southeast Asia Amidst its Multi-Layered Burdens," an online conference on Southeast Asia Conference on Media, Cinema, and Art. This conference organized by the Center for Southeast Asia Social Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada on 4-5 October 2021.
The journal especially seeks papers either delivered virtually at the conference or submitted to IKAT's journal for the special issue.
More information information at the conference website: https://seamca.ugm.ac.id/
Papers can include but are not restricted to:
  • Media, human rights and democracy
  • Media and pandemic Covid-19
  • Media, culture and society
  • (Digital) media policy in SEA
  • Convergence and digital divide
  • Digital literacy and digital divide in SEA
  • Misinformation, disinformation and info-demic
  • Strategic communication for community engagement
  • Risk, crisis and emergency communication
  • Environmental and ecological communication


  • Regionalism in Southeast Asian cinema
  • Current independent film conditions in Southeast Asia
  • New challenges of digitalization for Southeast Asian cinema
  • Southeast Asian film industry during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • New censorship in contemporary Southeast Asian cinema
  • Contesting Identities in Southeast Asian cinema


  • Art, democracy and human rights
  • Art and technology
  • Art and politics
  • Art and religion
  • Art and environmental security
  • The Anthropology and Sociology of Art
  • Performing and visual art studies


Submission must be uploaded to IKAT website: https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/ikat/

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!


Posted: 2021-07-08
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