5 March 2019
SAGE Publishing and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies are to publish the GIGA's open access journals in partnership.
From 2019 onwards the GIGA's four journals will be published by SAGE, maintaining the platinum standard of the open access model. The GIGA is an independent social science research institute with a global approach to scholarship, dedicated to academic excellence, and mandated to engage in knowledge transfer. The journals publish research on current issues in a format and style intended to be accessible across disciplines.
The portfolio of the journals is:
- Africa Spectrum, focusing on socially relevant issues related to political, economic, and socio-cultural developments and events in Africa as well as on Africa's role within the international system. The journal collaborates with the African Studies Association in Germany.
- Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, focussed on current developments in Greater China and is edited in collaboration with the Lau China Institute at King’s College London. It publishes on China's global and regional roles; political, economic, and social developments including foreign affairs, business, finance, cultural industries, religion, education, and science and technology.
- Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, focusing on current developments in international relations, politics, economics, society, education, environment, and law in the region.
- Journal of Politics in Latin America, focusing on comparative politics research on Latin America. The journal is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of the political process and behaviour as well as of political institutions and public policy in the region.
Journal of Eurasian Studies
SAGE has also formed a partnership with the Asia-Pacific Research Center, Hanyang University to publish the Journal of Eurasian Studies. An open access journal, the Journal of Eurasian Studies is dedicated to researching the links between countries in the Eurasian region. The journal also includes research that focuses on links with neighbouring countries.