About the Journal

International Journal of Taiwan Studies

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies, is a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan. Its editorial office is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and is hosted by the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. IJTS is the first internationally collaborative, multidisciplinary, and peer-reviewed academic research journal in English dedicated for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in Taiwan and Taiwan-related subjects. The journal is devoted to all aspects of Taiwan Studies, including social sciences, arts and humanities, and topics which are interdisciplinary in nature. This publication on Taiwan Studies, a rapidly growing field with an increasingly critical influence, aims to reach academics and policymakers of different cultural backgrounds, disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies has now been accepted by ERIH PLUS. The journal content will be indexed by ERIH PLUS.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies has been accepted for Scopus. The IJTS is recognised for being truly international in scope and demonstrating its rigor of peer review and quality management of its published content. The journal includes articles that are academically sound and relevant to an international academic in the field as evidenced by citations in other journals currently covered by Scopus.

Editorial Board

The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley, Research Associate of SOAS, University of London and Secretary-General of EATS (2012–2018). The Executive Editorial Board members are

  • Professor Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan)
  • Professor Lung-chih Chang (Academia Sinica)
  • Professor Sung-Sheng Yvonne Chang (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Dr Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London)
  • Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica)
  • Professor Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University).

Book review editor is Professor Gary D. Rawnsley (University of Nottingham Ningbo China).

Assistant Editor is Mr. John Wood (Aberystwyth University).

IJTS follows a double-blind peer review system. The rolling call for papers is always open and the journal’s editorial board enthusiastically welcomes previously unpublished papers in English. Please click this link to download a copy of our Instructions for Authors.

Contact Details


Please follow submission guidelines and submit your articles online.

If you have any queries or if you wish to propose a special thematic issue, please write to the IJTS editorial office (ijts.office@eats-taiwan.eu).

Please write to the Book Review Editor, Professor Gary Rawnsley (gary.rawnsley@eats-taiwan.eu) if you would like to review books relevant to Taiwan studies.

The postal address of the IJTS editorial office is: Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK


International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) publishes twice a year.

Ordinary annual subscription fee for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies is 75 euro. As valid EATS members, you will receive a major discount to subscribe to the journal. Rates are as follows:

  • EATS membership + annual subscription to IJTS (e-copy)
    • Non-student – 70 Euro
    • Student – 65 Euro

If you want to become an EATS member and subscribe to the IJTS, please click “Join Us!” button on top of the website and follow instructions.

If you don’t want to become an EATS member, but want to subscribe to the IJTS, please go to the publisher’s webpage and make your order directly with Brill. Please also check with Brill if you would like to subscribe to paper copy.