GIGA Journal Family

The four GIGA journals are peer-reviewed and publish excellent contributions from researchers around the world. The GIGA Journal Family consists of the Africa Spectrum, the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, and the Journal of Politics in Latin America. All contributions are published in English and undergo a multi-stage, anonymised review process. In addition, internationally staffed scientific advisory boards ensure the quality of the journals.


  • GIGA Journal Family | 05/04/2022

    New Africa Spectrum 1/2022

    The current issue of Africa Spectrum covers a variety of topics such as the Sino-Angolan relationship, the state of research on Sub-Saharan “religious nones”, and the role of German academia in African knowledge production.

    GIGA Journal Family | 05/04/2022

    New Journal of Politics in Latin America 1/2022

    The new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America offers a variety of analyses on topics such as the decline of partisanship in contemporary Chile, Brazil’s stealth military intervention, the Nicaragua protest crisis, the Role of Mexico’s TVRH, and more.

    GIGA Journal Family | 26/01/2022

    New Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 1/2022

    This issue of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs analyses a variety of topics, such as the role of communications technologies for Vietnam’s public diplomacy, the impact of local parties in post-conflict Aceh, and Myanmar's foreign policy.

    GIGA Journal Family | 26/01/2022

    New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 3/2021

    This special issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs focuses on various aspects of Chinese economic statecraft and answers the question: How uniquely Chinese are its characteristics?


    Africa Spectrum

    Africa Spectrum is published by the GIGA Institute for African Affairs in Hamburg. It is a peer-reviewed open access journal dedicated to original research on the politics, societies, and economics of sub-Saharan Africa. As a multidisciplinary journal Africa Spectrum welcomes submissions employing a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. In addition to original research articles, Africa Spectrum also publishes analytical reports and book reviews. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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    Journal of Current Chinese Affairs

    The Journal of Current Chinese Affairs is a peer reviewed, Open Access academic journal published three times a year by the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies, Hamburg. The journal focuses on current developments in Greater China. This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


    Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

    The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs is a peer reviewed, Open Access journal. The journal focuses on current political developments in Southeast Asia. We accept submissions with a focus on international relations and the social, economic, legal, etc. dimensions of policies and politics. This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


    Journal of Politics in Latin America

    The Journal of Politics in Latin America is a peer reviewed, Open Access journal focused on comparative politics in Latin America. The journal is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of the political process and political institutions in the region. This Journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).


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