The Central Asiatic Journal has been published since 1955, focusing on the linguistic, cultural and historical heritage of Central Asia and historically contingent regions. Our global pool of authors comprise specialists in the central Asian core region (Mongolia, Turkestan/Xinjiang, Tibet, southern Siberia, Manchuria) but also, by extension, in a secondary sphere radiating into western Asia (the Turko-Iranian sphere), the Himalayas, China’s Han-majority provinces and the Pacific fringe (Korea, Japan and eastern Siberia).
The CAJ has recently undergone a complete editorial overhaul, with direct implications on the nature of this journal. Each issue will be dedicated to a specific region, and significant efforts are being made to open up to the East Asian scholarly community. Most articles are still concerned with pre-modern themes, mostly archaeology and history, but the new editorial board are emphatically welcoming quality contributions relating to modern central Asian culture, including anthropology, sociology and religion. Importantly, the Central Asiatic Journal is now fully peer-reviewed by appointed external experts, thus participating fully in the international exchange of academic knowledge.
The "moving wall" represents the time period between the last issue
available in JSTOR and the most recently published issue of a journal.
Moving walls are generally represented in years. In rare instances, a
publisher has elected to have a "zero" moving wall, so their current
issues are available in JSTOR shortly after publication.
Note: In calculating the moving wall, the current year is not counted.
For example, if the current year is 2008 and a journal has a 5 year
moving wall, articles from the year 2002 are available.
Terms Related to the Moving Wall
Fixed walls: Journals with no new volumes being added to the archive.
Absorbed: Journals that are combined with another title.
Complete: Journals that are no longer published or that have been
combined with another title.