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Contemporary Southeast Asia


Aims and Scope

Contemporary Southeast Asia, now into its 30th year, is an internationally refereed journal that specialises in the domestic politics of ASEAN countries, strategic/security issues, political economy, regionalism and international affairs of Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Apart from serving as a reliable and up-to-date source of information on various events, developments and trends in regional politics, international relations and security questions that affect Southeast Asia, CSEA also publishes the results of original research written by scholars, policymakers, think-tank analysts and doctoral candidates.

ISSN 0129-797X. Published three times a year: April, August and December.

Editorial Committee


Mr Tan Chin Tiong


Ian Storey

Associate Editor

Deepak Nair

Copy Editor

Sheryl Sin

International Advisory Committee

  • Anies Baswedan, Paramadina University
  • Jorn Dosch, University of Leeds
  • Donald K. Emmerson, Stanford University
  • Khoo Boo Teik, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Satu P. Limaye, East-West Center
  • Ma Ying, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
  • Helen E.S. Nesadurai, Monash University (Sunway Campus, Malaysia)
  • Nguyen Vu Tung, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
  • David I. Steinberg, Georgetown University
  • Carlyle A. Thayer, The University of New South Wales
  • Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Chulalongkorn University
  • William T. Tow, Australian National University
Contemporary Southeast Asia is indexed in the following:
  • Contents Pages on Asia (INSEAD)
  • EBSCO Publishing
  • Expanded Academic Index/ASAP
  • Historical Abstracts (ABC-CLIO)
  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews
  • International Bibliography of Periodical Literature
  • International Bibliography of Social Sciences
  • International Political Science Abstracts
  • Muslim World Book Review
  • PAIS International
  • ProQuest Direct
  • Sage Public Administration Abstracts
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Uncover

Subscription Information

The Managing Editor
Publications Unit
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Singapore 119614

Fax: 65-6775-6259,
E-mail: pubsunit@iseas.edu.sg
World Wide Web: https://bookshop.iseas.edu.sg/journal-details/cs

Submission of manuscripts

The Editor invites submission of manuscripts within the field of domestic politics, strategic/security issues, political economy, regionalism and international affairs as they impinge on Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and between 6,000 – 8,000 words, including endnotes and an abstract of approximately 150-200 words. Research Notes and Comments, which would include reports of research findings of shorter length, as well as reports of on-going research projects, are also invited. Manuscripts should be in Word-format and should be sent electronically to the e-mail address below. CSEA uses endnotes and follows the rules set out in Chapter 15 of the Chicago Manual Style, 12th edition, 1969. Authors should use British English. CSEA does not accept manuscripts that have already been published or are simultaneously being considered for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts accepted for consideration will be refereed by external readers.

The Editor,
Contemporary Southeast Asia,
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies,
30 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,
Pasir Panjang,
Singapore 119614.
Enquiries and correspondence about editorial matters can be sent to the Editor at: csea@iseas.edu.sg