Aims & Scope

Re:Locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World (ISSN 2562-9972) is an open-access journal that invites critical interdisciplinary engagement across the vast thematic areas of Asia-Pacific scholarship. The Journal seeks to foster dialogue among scholars who engage with ideas that shape social, spatial, cultural and political dialogues, within and across borders. Additionally, the Journal aims to create space for interdisciplinary conversations in international relations, art and culture, geography, political science, and a wide range of other related fields.

Areas of dialogue and debate include, but are not limited to:

• Critical engagement with materiality
• Collective, public, social and shared memory
• Colonial and postcolonial urbanization
• The politics of spatiality and temporality
• Political ecology, the politics of the environment, and post-human politics

Publication Types

Re:Locations hosts two (2) different publication areas:

  1. A refereed (peer-reviewed) forum, which hosts rigorous, original scholarship in both traditional and non-traditional formats). All submissions undergo rigorous peer review, following initial editorial screening.
  2. A non-refereed (non-peer-reviewed) forum, which highlights creative writing, book reviews, field notes, audio/visual art, etc. All submissions undergo rigorous in-house review, following initial editorial screening.

Offering two (2) publication areas aligns with the Journal’s commitment to publish intriguing, original, and well-researched scholarship that challenges the boundaries of disciplines, area studies, scholarly formats, theory, methodologies, geographies, and scales. 

Both areas of publication are open access.


The Journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The publication of the Journal is run through the Open Journal System (OJS) and indexed by search engines such as Google Scholar. Authors retain copyright of their publications under creative commons license CC BY-NC-ND ( NonCommercial-NoDerivs ). As such, we request that databases provide a link to the article on our publication site.

Re:Locations is hosted by the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto.