ISSN: 2774-0315 (Online)
          Asia Social Issues (ASI)
serves as a scholarly platform committed to multidisciplinary social science research. ASI, designed as an overreaching framework, gathers together scholars from many disciplines who share a common dedication to examining and evaluating the current discourse surrounding social concerns in Asia. The journal provides essential resources and concepts to advance these fields, making them more inclusive and helpful tools for social and cultural studies across Asia.
          Periodically published on a bimonthly basis, ASI provides researchers with a distinctive opportunity to disseminate their work without the financial burden of submission fees or Article Processing Charges (APC). The journal's double-blind review procedure assures a thorough and fair evaluation process. Manuscripts written in English can be submitted online at, commencing January 2020. ASI has published six issues annually on a consistent basis since 2021, thereby contributing to the scholarly discourse on social issues in Asia.

Aims and Scope:
          Asia Social Issues offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary venue for sharing research findings on social issues in Asia. Its objective is to promote a deeper understanding of various social challenges and transformations by welcoming contributions from the following disciplines: sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, education, environmental studies, public health, and cultural studies.

Areas Covered:

  1. Economic Development and Inequality: Analyses of economic growth patterns, income distribution, poverty, and social mobility within Asian contexts.
  2. Urbanization and Rural Development: Studies on the impact of rapid urbanization, rural-urban migration, sustainable city planning, and rural revitalization efforts.
  3. Environmental Challenges: Research on environmental sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, natural resource management, and the social dimensions of environmental policies.
  4. Governance and Political Change: Examination of governance models, political reform processes, civil society engagement, human rights issues, and the role of international organizations in promoting social justice.
  5. Cultural Transformations: Insights into changing cultural norms, traditions, identity politics, media and technology’s role in societal change, and intercultural interactions within Asia and beyond.
  6. Public Health and Social Welfare: Studies on healthcare systems, public health initiatives, demographic changes, aging populations, and social safety nets.
  7. Education and Human Capital Development: An Analysis of Educational Reforms, Vocational Training, Skill Development, and Their Implications for Social and Economic Mobility.
  8. Gender and Social Inclusion: Research on gender roles, LGBTQ+ rights, ethnic minorities, and the integration of marginalized communities into broader societal frameworks.

Asia Social Issues aims to promote academic discussion and collaboration among scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. We welcome original research articles and review articles that enhance the comprehension of the intricate socioeconomic concerns in Asia. The journal aspires to contribute to the development of more effective, inclusive, and sustainable policies and practices that meet the region's particular problems and possibilities.

Publication Fee:
There is No Fee or Charge in any stage of publication process.

College of Graduate Studies, Walailak University, Thailand.

Editor in Chief:
School of Political Science and Public Administration,
Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80160, Thailand

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Vol. 17 No. 2 (2024): Asia Social Issues: March - April

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