Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies is an academic journal about Southeast Asian societies and cultures. Its scopes include but are not limited to economic welfare, institutional knowledge production, history, political transformations and the social developments of information and communication technology in the region. Founded in 2017 at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, the journal strives to provide new, rigorous and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asia through inter-disciplinary perspectives. 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.

All articles will be peer reviewed and published in two editions per year: January and July.


Section Policies


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Publication Frequency

Biannually in January and July.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


IKAT - The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

Submissions should be in English and must not have been published in any form, or be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere. Full-length article should be about 6.000 - 8.000 words, with an abstract of 250-300 words, a 50-word author's biographical note, and 5 keywords.

For inquiries and submissions, please email us at: ikat.pssat@ugm.ac.id


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