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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IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Vol. 3 No. 1 has been published!

The first issue of IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 3 has been published with a new look! Please visit our homepage to read the articles now. You can also visit our archives page to catch up on the previous issues. Enjoy reading!  
Posted: 2019-08-17

One step forward, IKAT in SINTA 3!


We are pleased to announce that IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies has been accredited and indexed in SINTA (Science and Technology Index) by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, the Republic of Indonesia (SINTA 3), Decree No.14/E/KPT/2019, valid until 2024.

This is an important progress for IKAT and we hope that IKAT can contribute in the development of Asian Studies in the region.

Posted: 2019-07-02

Call For Papers: IKAT Vol. 03. No. 2, January 2020


Special Issue on "Southeast Asian Identity"

The integration of Southeast Asian nations through ASEAN has created a sense of regional identity alongside the distinctive identities of each member state. However, whether there is indeed a regional identity that exists among the Southeast Asian nations is a contested issue and seems to be a socio-political engineering project. In reality, what constitutes as a Southeast Asian identity is still unclear and open for debate. Those who attempt to define a common identity that exists in Southeast Asia are often faced with the fact that a simplified definition of the shared common features in this region is not an easy task.
To put Southeast Asian identity in a wider scaled context, an individual’s facetious identity is often enmeshed with the issue of collective identities both at the national and regional level. This multi-layered view of identity further complicates the issue of common identity and poses a challenge for those who attempt to understand Southeast Asia as an integrated region. 
IKAT calls for scholars across the fields of social science and humanities to explore how identity was formed, created and manifested in Southeast Asia. IKAT welcomes critical and academic works, which explore the issue of identities in this region.

Posted: 2019-07-01
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Vol 3, No 1 (2019): July

Table of Contents

Editorial Foreword

Jianbang Deng
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Vibol Neak
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Ram Hlei Thang
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Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay
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Nyoman Wijaya
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Abdur Rozaki, Bayu Mitra A. Kusuma, Abd. Aziz Faiz
10.22146/ikat.v3i1.45734 Abstract views : 430 | views : 312
Justito Adiprasetio, Annissa Winda Larasati
10.22146/ikat.v3i1.46188 Abstract views : 446 | views : 297