JAS Ranked Q1 at ScimagoJR for Cultural Studies


Ranked in Q1, Journal of ASEAN Studies becomes one of the most leading journals in studies of Southeast Asia

Journal of ASEAN Studies (JAS), published by the Center for Business and Diplomatic Studies and the Department of International Relations, Bina Nusantara University, has again made international achievements. As the only International Relations journal in Indonesia currently indexed in the Scopus database, JAS is ranked the best quartile (Q1) in the field of cultural studies.

This achievement was officially released by Scimago Journal and Country Rank (SJR) on its official website https://www.scimagojr.com/  (11/5). The Q1 ranking was achieved by the Journal of ASEAN Studies after taking into account a number of components obtained during the last two years (2020 - 2022).

JAS becomes one of the ten international journals which focuses on Southeast Asia. This journal recorded a score of 0,24 for the overall SJR score. JAS has a higher score than other international journals such as Asian Politics and Policy (0,22) published by Wiley, Asian Journal of Political Science (0,23) published by Taylor and Francis, Asian Perspective (0.21) published by John Hopkins University and Southeast Asian Studies (0,23), and Japanese Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (0,14) from the University of Kyoto.

Scimago is an institution that measures and ranks leading scientific journals in the world. All journals included in this ranking are publications considered reputable and indexed by Scopus. Scimago releases the results of the hard work of these journals by taking into account the high scientific impact in related scientific fields.

Meanwhile, Journal of ASEAN Studies is a scientific journal that has been published since 2012. It is fronted by Prof. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, Ph.D. as Editor-in-Chief, Moch. Faisal Karim, PhD, and Lili Yulyadi, PhD as the editors. The journal is designed to enrich understanding of International Relations, political, economic, social, and cultural issues in countries of Southeast Asia.

Prof. Tirta Nugraha Mursitama, PhD as Editor-in-Chief and Vice Rector for Research, stated that the support of the Indonesian International Relations epistemic community and institution is the key to the success of JAS to become an international outlet that is recognized by the world. "This achievement is certainly not the main goal of JAS' existence. JAS exists to be an outlet for research on ASEAN that can change our perspectives on ASEAN for the better. We thank all stakeholders who have supported JAS so far," said Prof Tirta.

According to the editor of the Journal of ASEAN Studies, Moch. Faisal Karim, PhD who is also an Assistant Professor in International Relations, the achievement is proof that the epistemic community of International Relations in Indonesia is progressing, and Indonesia deserves to be the world’s benchmark in studies on ASEAN and Southeast Asia.

JAS being Q1 journal is also a sweet gift for the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of International Relations at Bina Nusantara University. “JAS is our contribution to research development and to become a center for the study of Southeast Asia in the world. We thank the Indonesian Association of International Relations (AIHII) for their continuous support,” said Rangga Aditya, Ph.D., Head of the Department of International Relations.

JAS is the only International Relations journal in Indonesia that is indexed by Scopus and ranked Q1.


For those who wish to read or submit manuscripts, please visit the following link. https://journal.binus.ac.id/index.php/jas/about/submissions

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