Focus and Scope

The Journal of Indian Ocean World studies publishes articles and book reviews that further our understanding of the peoples, lands, and cultures, of the Indian Ocean region, a macro-region running from Africa to the Far East, comprising both maritime and terrestrial zones.


Peer Review Process

Following a double-blind process, each manuscript is evaluated on the following criteria:

1) The manuscripts are orginal in research content or offer comprehensive reviews and evaluations of key literature in a given field;

2) The manuscript is relevant to the journal's scope and aim;

3) The manuscript meets all applicable standards of ethics;

4) The manuscript conforms to the grammatical and stylistic conventions of the journal.


The editors take the reviewers' recommendations into consideration in determining revisions and publications.


Publication Frequency

The journal is published two times a year.


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.


Author Fees

The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies does not charge Author Processing Charges (APCs) or any other author charges.