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 | 20/09/2022

    New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 2/2022

    This issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs covers topics such as the Chinese crisis communication during the COVID-pandemic, crisis management and involvement of civil society organisations, Chinese textbooks and the youth, migrant’s political rights in Taiwan, and Britain's China policy.

    GIGA Journal Family | 20/07/2022

    New Africa Spectrum 2/2022

    The current issue of Africa Spectrum analyses four concepts of African futures, constitutional amendments in Africa, the quantification of child labour by Ghana’s mass media, heterogeneity among Ugandan youth agripreneurs, and more.

    GIGA Journal Family | 20/07/2022

    New Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 1/2022

    This special issue of the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs takes a close look at geopolitics and geoeconomics in the China–Latin American relations in the context of the US–China trade war, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

    GIGA Journal Family | 13/07/2022

    New Journal of Politics in Latin America 2/2022

    The new issue of the Journal of Politics in Latin America analyses topics such as abortion rights in Argentina, private pension fund reforms in Peru, the provision of identification numbers to election candidates in Brazil, and more.


    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. 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).

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    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).

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    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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