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Focus and Scope

New Area Studies is driven by an expansive and innovative vision of the discipline that speaks to the challenges and opportunities of the twenty-first century. Rooted in space, place and community, but moving beyond the traditional constraints of national boundaries, New Area Studies will explore the local, the global, and the spaces in between. Its mission is to provide an outlet for truly interdisciplinary, field-defining scholarship. Building on the work of the community of scholars who have reinvigorated the field in recent years, this journal will explore the ways in which our globalized world is still shaped by local issues and fully engage with its most pressing problems.

Publication Frequency

New Area Studies publishes two issues a year, with publication as soon as articles are ready (normally January and July).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. 

Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.

Authors are encouraged to publish their data in recommended repositories. For a list of generic and subject-specific repositories that meet our peer review criteria, visit the Open Access Directory or

Archiving Policy

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration.


New Area Studies is published with the support of the School of Art, Media and American Studies and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at UEA.

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