Aims and Scope

WILAYAH: The International Journal of East Asian Studies (formerly known as IJEAS : International Journal of East Asian Studies) aims to provide a platform for exchanges of ideas related to the East Asian region with particular emphasis on Japan, China, and Korea. It offers informative and insightful multidisciplinary discourse for academics, policymakers, and students alike. The result is a provocative exploration of the most pressing East Asian political, economic, and social challenges of our time. IJEAS is a peer-reviewed publication by the Department of East Asian StudiesFaculty of Arts and Social SciencesUniversity of Malaya, Malaysia.


Peer-Review Policy

All submitted manuscripts to WILAYAH are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to blind peer review by at least a single independent, anonymous experts in the field. The review's recommendations are taken into consideration by the Editors in arriving at publication and revision decisions. Comments and feedback from the external reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal's decision (accept, accept with revisions, reject). The entire review process will anywhere between 3 and 5 months after the submission of the manuscript. Throughout the process, all communications, review reports, and decisions are treated confidentially at all times. The Editors' decision is final.

All new submissions to the WILAYAH are automatically screened using Turnitin within the editorial system. Editors may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view (inside Turnitin) gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles.


Journal Distribution and Open Acess Policy

The electronic version of the journal is available online. WILAYAH endorses the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which has designed our journal system to improve the quality of research, is committed to supporting the open access publishing of scholarly resources. Authors are required to agree with this open access policy which enables unrestricted access and reuse of all published articles. The articles are published under the Creative Commons copyright license policy CC-BY (Open Acess Policy). For printed (hardcopy) subscriptions, please contact the Managing Editors. 

WILAYAH charges no fee for submission, processing, or publication of our articles. There are also no charges to the reader.


Indexing and Abstracting 

WILAYAH is indexed and abstracted in MyJournal; CrossRefDirectory of Open Acess Scholarly Resources (ROAD), MyCite


Publication Frequency

WILAYAH publishes a single issue in March, every year.


Submissions and Enquiries

Please make submissions to be via our online submission website. All submissions will be acknowledged by email as soon as possible after receipt. All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:

Managing Editors
WILAYAH: The International Journal of East Asian Studies
University of Malaya
50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia