Editorial Policy



The Journal of Central Asian Studies (JCAS) publishes manuscripts that significantly impact the advancement of knowledge. The focus of the manuscripts can be on the Greater Central Asia or any of its countries/sub-regions including Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, Kashmir, and Ladakh. However, the thrust areas of the research are International Relations & Conflict Resolution, Power Structure and Security, History and Culture, Silk Route Revival and Trade, Islamic Revivalism, Ethnicity and Out-migration, Resource Management, Disaster Management, Cooperative Development, Environmental Degradation, Technology Transfer, Globalisation and Liberalization, Scientometrics, etc. Manuscripts are accepted with the understanding that they represent original research. The well-researched manuscripts that highlight objectives, methodology, analysis, interpretation, discussion, and implications are accepted only after the double-blind peer review process. The theoretical manuscripts are only accepted when the reviewers and editorial board members are satisfied that these manuscripts are sufficiently important for publication and are expected to lead new studies. The Journal of Central Asian Studies (JCAS) accepted original manuscripts that are not plagiarized, copyrighted, published, or submitted for publication elsewhere and in these cases, authors will be solely responsible for any consequences legal or otherwise. Further, authors of each manuscript appearing in the JCAS are solely responsible for all contents, facts, figures, statements, opinions, and citations and do not necessarily represent the views of the editorial board members, reviewers, and advisory board members.

Ethical Policy


The Editorial Board has framed a standard ethical policy for The Journal of Central Asian Studies (JCAS). Authors must adopt high standards in ethics for research characterized by deals like honesty, objectivity, integrity, and carefulness. The ethical standards of cooperation and coordination among faculty members are maintained to promote values that are essential to collaborative work, such as trust, accountability, mutual respect, and fairness. All those who have made a significant contribution should be given chance to be cited as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged. Academic dishonesty like fabrication, falsification or selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical and unacceptable. Plagiarism (reproducing text from other papers without properly crediting the source) or self-plagiarism (producing many papers with almost the same content by the same authors) is not acceptable. The data of research should be recorded and maintained to allow for analysis, review, and examination for a reasonable period and made available upon request. The Editorial Board of “The Journal of Central Asian Studies” has every right to retract the publication from the journal if the author/s is/are found guilty at any point of time.