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Malay Studies: Journals

Resources for Malay Studies

Contemporary Islam

Contemporary Islam

Contemporary Islam: Dynamics of Muslim Life is the first peer-reviewed socio-scientific journal focused on Muslim life which closes the existing gap within the range of journals focusing on Islam that focuses on contemporary issues of Islam, providing an international forum of discussion that is multidisciplinary and multicultural

JATI

JATI

Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (JATI), a multi-disciplinary journal published annually by the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, is concerned with research results in the areas of history, geography, politics, sociology, anthropology, economics and other social sciences and humanities pertaining to Southeast Asia.

Malay Literature

Malay Literature

Malay Literature is a biannual publication by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Malay Literature is a refereed journal, issued every June and December. The aim of this journal is to explore and deliberate on issues related to Malay literature. Views expressed in this journal rest exclusively with the individual authors. The interpretations do not necessarily represent those of the Editorial Board of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs

Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs

RIMA seeks to publish scholarly studies relating to societies and cultures, understood in the broadest terms, to be found in Indonesia, Malaysia and surrounding areas.

The Muslim World

The Muslim World

Founded in 1911, and edited by Hartford Seminary since 1938, The Muslim World is dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of scholarly research on Islam and Muslim societies and on historical and current aspects of Muslim-Christian relations. The journal includes research articles, book reviews, notices and surveys of periodicals.

Studia Islamica

Studia Islamica

Studia Islamica is one of the oldest academic journals published in the field of Islamic studies. Published in Paris since 1953, it has been co-edited by A. L. Udovitch and Houari Touati since 2003.  It publishes articles (in English and French) in the fields of history, religion, law, literature and language, for both the pre-modern and modern periods.

Wacana

WACANA

WACANA is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Faculty of Humanities, University of Indonesia. It invites original articles on various issues within humanities, which include but are not limited to philosophy, literature, archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, history, cultural studies, philology, arts, library and information science focusing on Indonesian studies and research. WACANA seeks to publish a balanced mix of high-quality theoretical or empirical research articles, case studies, review papers, comparative studies, exploratory papers, and book reviews.

Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde

Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde

Published since 1853, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde/Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia (BKI) is an interdisciplinary journal on Southeast Asia, with a strong focus on Indonesia. In 2007, it was rated ‘A+’ by the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA). The editors especially welcome articles from anthropology, history, political science, law, sociology, social geography, development studies, urban studies, literature, socio-linguistics, and economics.

Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society.

Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

The Journal of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society (JMBRAS) and its predecessors (The Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, and the Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society) have maintained continuous publication since 1878 except for the years of the Second World War. Originally produced by colonial administrators for an almost entirely expatriate readership, JMBRAS has evolved into the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dealing with history, culture and society in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. The journal, which appears twice yearly, serves an extensive local readership as well as a wide range of libraries throughout the world. Current issues are available electronically to academic libraries through Project MUSE, and older issues through JSTOR.

Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Melayu

Melayu Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu

Melayu Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu diterbitkan dua kali setahun, iaitu pada bulan Januari dan Julai oleh Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Terbitan pertama bermula pada bulan Jun 2003. Walau bagaimanapun jurnal ini pernah dihentikan penerbitannya pada 2007 hingga 2012. Jurnal ini kembali diterbitkan pada Januari 2013.

Jurnal ini membicarakan isu dan pemikiran dalam pelbagai bidang dalam Dunia Melayu berdasarkan penyelidikan akademik bagi merakamkan pelbagai sudut tamadun, budaya, pemikiran, kesenian dan kearifan Melayu umumnya. Makalah dalam jurnal ini ditulis dalam bahasa Melayu (dalam kebanyakan makalah) dan dibenarkan juga dalam bahasa Inggeris.

PERSPEKTIF

PERSPEKTIF Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan

Perspektif Jurnal Sains Sosial dan Kemanusiaan is published by Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris and is an interdisciplinary journal that provides a forum for communication and dissemination of knowledge through articles written by social sciences and humanities researchers in the Southeast Asian region. This journal is published twice a year in May and November, beginning 2009.

SARI

SARI: Jurnal Alam dan Tamadun Melayu

SARI: International Journal of Malay World Studies is published by the Institute of the Malay World and Civilisation (abbreviated as ATMA from Institut Alam & Tamadun Melayu in Malay) in the National University of Malaysia. The primary of the journal, published biannually from 2009, is to publish in Malay or English research done by scholars in Malay world studies, including aspects of science and technology, language and linguistics, traditional and modern literature, culture, history and philosophy. Views expressed in the articles do not necessarily represent those of the editors or ATMA.

Die Welt des Islams

Die Welt des Islams

Focuses on the history and culture of the peoples of Islam from the end of the 18th century up to the present, with special attention given to literature.

Indonesia and the Malay World

Indonesia and the Malay World

Formerly known as the Indonesia Circle School of Oriental & African Studies Newsletter, this is a peer-reviewed journal committed to the publication of scholarship in the arts and humanities on maritime Southeast Asia. It particularly focuses on the study of the languages, literatures, art, archaeology, history, religion, anthropology, performing arts, cinema and tourism of the region. In addition to welcoming individual articles, it also publishes special issues focusing on a particular theme or region. The journal is published three times a year, in March, July, and November.

KEMANUSIAAN

KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities

KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities welcomes contributions on critical issues of contemporary and historical significance in the areas of civilisation, history, geography, language, literature, linguistics, philosophy, religion and related fields in the humanities, particularly in the Asian context. The journal also encourages contributions on issues in the humanities in non-Asian contexts that concern the relationships between the two regions.

 

Muslim World Journal of Human Rights

Muslim World Journal of Human Rights

Muslim World Journal of Human Rights promises to serve as a forum in which barriers are bridged (or at least, addressed), and human rights are finally discussed with an eye on the Muslim world, in an open and creative manner. The choice to name the journal, Muslim World Journal of Human Rights reflects a desire to examine human rights issues related not only to Islam and Islamic law, but equally those human rights issues found in Muslim societies that stem from various other sources such as socio-economic and political factors, as well the interaction and intersections of the two areas. MWJHR welcomes submissions that apply the traditional human right framework in their analysis as well as those that transcend the boundaries of contemporary scholarship in this regard. Further, the journal also welcomes inter-disciplinary and/or comparative approaches to the study of human rights in the Muslim world in an effort to encourage the emergence of new methodologies in the field.

Qalam

Qalam

Qalam is a monthly magazine on Islam and Muslim peoples and cultures, written in the Malay language and the Jawi script. This is a database of all issues, from 1950 to 1969. The digitisation project of this magazine is undertaken by the Jawi Research Society in Japan (JRS-J) and is provided on an open-access basis.

Wacana Seni

Wacana Seni: Journal of Arts Discourse

Wacana Seni Journal of Arts Discourse, a refereed journal of the School of the Arts, published by Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, promotes the advancement of scholarly knowledge about the arts and design particularly in Malaysia and Asia. The journal publishes articles with theoretical approaches from various disciplines, artists’ statements about creative processes, conversational dialogues with prominent artists, as well as reviews of books, recordings, exhibitions, and performances.