The Journal of Burma Studies


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ISSN: 1094-799X
E-ISSN: 2010-314X
Frequency: Semiannual

Established in 1996, The Journal of Burma Studies is the premier peer-reviewed academic print journal that focuses exclusively on Burma. The Journal of Burma Studies is jointly sponsored by the Burma Studies Group and the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University.

It is published twice a year for the Center for Burma Studies. The Journal seeks to publish the best scholarly research focused on Burma/Myanmar, its ethnic nationalities, stateless and diasporic cultures from a variety of disciplines, ranging from art history and religious studies, to economics and law.

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  • The Journal of Burma Studies is the premier peer-reviewed academic print journal that focuses exclusively on Burma. The Journal of Burma Studies is composed of three different sections. Refereed Articles, Research Notes that report on broader themes and works in progress and Scholarly Curiosities, short descriptions of objects from various disciplines. We welcome submissions for all three sections.

    Research Articles go through a double-blind review process mediated by the Journal’s Editor. Authors should consult the submission and formatting guidelines at



  • Editorial Board
  • General Editor

    Catherine Raymond, Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University


    Dr. Jane M. Ferguson, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

    Editorial Assistants

    Katharine Wiegele, University of Northern Illinois

    Carmín Berchiolly, University of Northern Illinois

    International Advisory Board

    Michael Aung-Thwin, Asian Studies, University of Hawai‘i-Manoa

    Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Paris

    Michael Charney, SOAS, Center of Southeast Asian Studies, University of London

    Wen-Chin Chang, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

    Mikael Gravers, School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University,  Denmark

    Alexey Kirichenko, Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University, Russia

    Jacques Leider, Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient, Bangkok/Yangon

    Kei Nemoto, Institute of Asian, African, and Middle Eastern Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

    Ikuko Okamoto, Department of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University

    Juliane Schober, Director of the Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University-Tempe

    James Scott, Department of Political Science, Yale University

    David Steinberg, Specialist on Burma-Myanmar. Distinguished Professor of Asian Studies Emeritus at Georgetown.

    Saw Tun, Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University

    San San Hnin Tun, Asian Studies, Cornell University

    Alice Vittrant, Linguistics, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille

    Hans-Bernd Zollner, Research Fellow, Hamburg University

  • Indexes
  • EBSCOhost

    Current Abstracts, 6/1/2009-
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    TOC Premier (Table of Contents), 6/1/2009-

    Elsevier BV

    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)


    International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Core
    MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)
    Social Science Premium Collection, 06/01/2017-