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Aims & scopes

Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia (JSSEA), a new international, peer-reviewed, open access, scholarly journal. The first issue is planned for Spring 2018.


The Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia (JSSEA) aims to make connections among the international fields of social studies education in Asia. JSSEA focuses on general trends and major shifts in curriculum and pedagogy, policy, and practices of students and teachers regarding social studies education in Asian countries. As the impact of globalization is felt at local, national, regional, and international levels, so the role of social studies education and citizenship education is gradually changing in each context of Asia. JSSEA stimulates innovation and debate, promotes theoretical development in the field, and encourages reflective practice. This will expand our knowledge and understanding of the purposes, conditions, and effects of social studies education in Asian countries.


JSSEA welcomes high-quality submissions that report conceptual, empirical or historical research on social studies education in Asian countries. Manuscripts reflecting a wide range of perspectives, topics, contexts, and methods regarding social studies education, including interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work, are welcomed.

Topic areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Social Studies
  • History and Geography Education
  • Economic and Political Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Global and International Education
  • Citizenship Education

For more information more about JSSEA, including submission guidelines and editorial board membership, please see ‘Instructions for Authors’ in JSSEA homepage(


JSSEA is co-published by JERASS (Japanese Educational Research Association for the Social Studies ) and ISSA (International Social Studies Association( The editorial team is supported by a strong international Editorial Board and Advisory Board. As an open access journal, JSSEA is available to a wide global audience. The format ensures that the journal remains sustainable and accessible to both contributors and readers. By publishing in this Asian journal, authors will enable their research and scholarship to reach an optimum audience in Asian countries and across the world.

You can see the information of JSSEA  in Japanese on the following website
(The Journal of Social Studies Education in Asia 日本語話者向けサイト).

Office of ISSA

Department of Social Studies Education, Graduate School of Education Hiroshima University 1-1-1, Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima,Hiroshima 739-8524, JAPAN
【TEL】 082-424-4670
【FAX】 082-424-5083