IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies

IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies ISSN 2580-6580 (Print) 2597-9817 (Online) is an academic, open access, and double blind reviewed journal about Southeast Asian societies and cultures. Founded in 2017 at the Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

The Journal strives to provide new, rigorous and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Southeast Asia through inter-disciplinary perspectives. Its scopes includes but is not limited to economic welfare, institutional knowledge production, history, political transformations and the social development of information and communication technology in the region. Contributors may focus on an in-depth individual country analysis or on comparing a multi-country case study. Given the mission statement of CESASS, contributors are encouraged to submit empirical, methodological, theoretical, or conceptual articles about Southeast Asia through the eye of social sciences.

Issues are published biannually (in January and July). Submissions are open year-around and before submitting please ensure that the manuscripts fits within IKAT’s focus and scope, and is written in English and follows our author guidelines.



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We invite scholars and researchers who interested in Southeast Asian studies to submit their work with us (please find our focus and scope in the site menu).

All paper should be submitted online through our Open Journal System (OJS). Please be advised to check our author guidelines for more info about our article template and referencing style. The deadline of your submission: APRIL 2020

For more queries, contact us at: ikat.pssat@ugm.ac.id


Posted: 2020-01-14

New Year and Good News from IKAT!


Happy New Year! As an academic journal, IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, always tries to improve the quality of our publication. Started from 2 January 2020, IKAT has made it into Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), a journals indexing service for high quality journals from around the world to reach wider readers.

We hope that this good news will motivate Southeast Asian studies scholars to submit their work with us.

Posted: 2020-01-10

IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Vol. 3 No. 1 has been published!

The first issue of IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies Volume 3 has been published with a new look! Please visit our homepage to read the articles now. You can also visit our archives page to catch up on the previous issues. Enjoy reading!  
Posted: 2019-08-17

One step forward, IKAT in SINTA 3!


We are pleased to announce that IKAT: The Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies has been accredited and indexed in SINTA (Science and Technology Index) by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, the Republic of Indonesia (SINTA 3), Decree No.14/E/KPT/2019, valid until 2024.

This is an important progress for IKAT and we hope that IKAT can contribute in the development of Asian Studies in the region.

Posted: 2019-07-02
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Vol 3, No 2 (2020): January

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Muhammad Rum
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Muhammad Riduan Bin Samad
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Astri Rafikasari
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Budiawan Budiawan
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Louisa Elsie Heathcote
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Syukri Rizki
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