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. The GIGA Journal Family is published by SAGE Publishing, continuing the "platinum standard" of the Open Access model.
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. The journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
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).
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).
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).
The concept of "open access" has empowered the GIGA to virtually eliminate the financial, technical, and legal barriers normally faced by many of those seeking to access the institute’s research findings. This publication strategy ensures that people all around the world have equal opportunities to keep up with scholarly advances.Open Access at the GIGA
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