Focus and Scope

The ASIANetwork Exchange is a peer-reviewed publication, catering primarily to faculty appointed in liberal arts institutions with programs in Asian Studies. The ASIANetwork Exchange seeks to publish current research, as well as high-quality pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike. We are particularly interested in publishing articles, book and media reviews that address the needs of the undergraduate classroom.

Publication Frequency

The ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts is published twice annually -- once in the fall/winter and once in the spring/summer.


The first issue of ASIANetwork Exchange was published in December 1992 and edited by Marianna McJimsey, The Colorado College. The first two issues were published as The Asian Exchange. With the third issue (September 1993), the publication assumed the title The ASIANetwork Exchange, A Newsletter for Teaching About Asia. Marianna McJimsey continued in her post as editor through the August 1999 issue, while also serving as executive director of ASIANetwork.

Anne Prescott and Ben Nefzger of Augustana College assumed editorial responsibilities with the Fall 1999 issue, which was a special retrospective edition on the first seven years of ASIANetwork. Marsha Smith of Augustana College became the third editor with the Fall 2000 issue. With the retirement of Ben Nefzger and the relocation of Anne Prescott, Marsha Smith became chief editor with the fall 2002 issue, a post she held through the special Spring 2005 retrospective edition on ASIANetwork from 1999 to 2005. Thomas Lutze and Irving Epstein of Illinois Wesleyan University became co-editors beginning with the Fall 2005 issue.

On the recommendations of Thomas Lutze and Irving Epstein and further conversations among the editors and the ASIANetwork board members, the Board approved at the 2008 conference the moving of ASIANetwork Exchange to a journal form, with focus on the publication of thoughtful, original, and useful articles on teaching and scholarly activity surrounding the study of Asia in the liberal arts.

Erin McCarthy of St. Lawrence University and Lisa Trivedi of Hamilton College were the editors from 2011 to 2017.

Marsha Smith of Augustana College and Hong Zhang of Colby College were the editors for the term  2017 to 2020.

Ronald Green and Susan Bergeron of Coastal Carolina University are the current editors of the journal.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to a Creative Commons license agreement. 

One of the benefits of open access publishing lies in others being able to re-use material. We believe that the greatest societal good is possible when people are free to re-distribute scholarship and to create derivative works. This is why we use the CC BY 4.0 license, under which others may re-use your work, on condition that they cite you.  

If a more restrictive licence is required (for example, if you are reproducing third party material that cannot be reproduced under more open licences)please make this request upon submission in the ‘Comment to the Editor’ field or email your editor directly, stating the reasons why.  

Archiving Policy

The journal’s publisher, Open Library of Humanities, focuses on making content discoverable and accessible through indexing services. Content is also archived around the world to ensure long-term availability.

Open Library of Humanities journals are indexed by the following services:

In addition, all journals are available for harvesting via OAI-PMH.

To ensure permanency of all publications, this journal also utilises CLOCKSS, and LOCKSS archiving systems to create permanent archives for the purposes of preservation and restoration.

If the journal is not indexed by your preferred service, please let us know by emailing support@janeway.freshdesk.com or alternatively by making an indexing request directly with the service.


We are grateful to ASIANetwork for their support of the journal.