Journal of Central Asian Studies


The Publication of the Association for the Advancement of Central Asian Research



The Journal of Central Asian Studies is the publication of the Association for the Advancement of Central Asian Research.  It is the only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal published in North America devoted exclusively to the region of Central Asia.  JCAS considers Central Asia to consist of the emerging states of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, as well as the surrounding states and regions that share a long historical linkage with these states: Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia, southern Russia (particularly those areas having a large Muslim or Turkic population). Turkey, and Xinjiang.  Articles focused on issues in the social sciences and humanities of Central Asia are welcome, and books dealing with the region will be reviewed by specialists in the field.




Editor: Reuel Hanks


Book Review Editor: Shawn T. Lyons     


Managing Editor:  John Dunn



Contents of Forthcoming Issues

Contents of Previous Issues

Style Sheet for Authors (please scroll down)




Please Direct Submissions or Editorial Questions to:                                                   

Dr. Reuel Hanks, Editor                                                                                      

Journal of Central Asian Studies
Department of Geography

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078  USA

Phone: 405/744-6250
FAX: 405/744-5620



Books for Review should be directed to:                                                                        


Dr. Shawn T. Lyons, Book Review Editor

Journal of Central Asian Studies

PO Box 400133, Garrett Hall

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA  22904-4133  USA


Phone: 434/924-3350

FAX: 434/924-1405



Editorial Board Members:


Rafis Abazov                   

                                               Kermit McKenzie             

Laura Adams                       Firouzeh Mostashari

Linda Benson                       H.B. Paksoy

James Critchlow                  Uli Schamiloglu

Nader Entessar                     M.  Nazif Shahrani

Cornell Fleischer                  John Schoeberlein

Bert Fragner                       Tadeusz Swietochowski

Gregory Gleason                  Ronald Wixman

Roger Kangas                      Masayuki Yamauchi

Anatoly Khazanov               Madeline Zilfi


Subscription Requests should be directed to:


Professor John Dunn, Treasurer-AACAR

History Dept., VSU

Valdosta, GA  31698



Subscription Rates

Individual--$25.00 Institutional--$40.00

Checks drawn on U.S. Banks Only – Make Checks payable to “John Dunn-Treasurer, AACAR.”





Style Sheet for AuthorsJournal of Central Asian Studies

Submissions must conform to the following requirements in order to be reviewed for publication.


1. Length: Articles submitted for consideration should generally be between 3500-7000 words, including notes; longer pieces may be considered at the discretion and judgment of the editor.  On occasion, shorter contributions that are focused on recent field work or concise philosophical or methodological topics are published under the rubric “Research Notes.”  The latter are not peer-reviewed—all other articles are refereed using a “double-blind” system, in which both authors and reviewers remain anonymous.


2. Submission process:  Two copies of the article should be provided to the editor.  A separate cover sheet indicating authorship, academic or professional affiliation, and both a current mailing and e-mail address should be included.   Articles should NOT be under consideration by any other publication at the time of submission, or while the article is under review by the Journal of Central Asian Studies.  Time required for review will generally depend upon the article’s topic; a general rule of thumb is 3-6 months, but more time may be required for submissions of an esoteric nature.  Articles may be submitted as e-mail attachments, but two additional hard copies must be provided as well.


3.  General style issues: Authors should use Times New Roman, 12 point as the selected font style and size, including endnotes.  Text should be left-justified, except for the article title and block quotations.  Quotations longer than four lines should appear as blocked quotations, singled-spaced and indented eight spaces from the left hand margin.  All foreign words and phrases must be transliterated according to the Library of Congress system—diacritical marks will not be reproduced, and should not be included.   Placement of graphs, charts, maps, etc., should be clearly indicated in the text.  Subheadings should be bolded and placed at the left hand margin, one double space below the previous section.  The endnotes must be single-spaced, with one double space between each note, and should be aligned with the left hand margin.


4. Citation and documentation of sources: All submissions must use endnotes as the documentation format—articles using other systems will not be considered. Notes should be sequentially superscripted throughout the text, and appear in the same form at the end of the document.  Do not embed notes in the text, using MicroSoft Word—notes should appear as text at the end of the article.  (Authors may use the automatic note feature, and then copy and paste the notes at the end of the article—this will normally require manually re-numbering the notes, once pasted at the conclusion of the article).  Authors should use “Ibid.” and “op. cit.” whenever appropriate in the citation listing.   No parenthetical references should appear in the text, and a “References” section or bibliography should not be included.  Each endnote should contain full bibliographical information, including page numbers.  Do not indicate page numbers using “p.” or “pp.”  Informational notes appear in the same sequence with citations.  Authors should utilize the following examples:



Book:         1Islom Karimov, Uzbekistan: Along the Road of Deepening Economic Reform.

                    Tashkent: Uzbekiston, 1995, 9.


                   2Anatoly Khazanov, After the USSR: Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in

                     the Commonwealth of Independent States.  Madison, Wisconsin: University

                     of Wisconsin Press, 1995, 138.



Journal article:          3Reuel Hanks, “Repression as Reform: Islam in Uzbekistan during

                                      the Early Glasnost’ Period,” Religion, State and Society, Vol.

                                      29, No.3,  233.


                                     4Shoshanna Keller, “Islam in Soviet Central Asia, 1917-1930:

                                       Soviet Policy and the Struggle for Control,” Central Asian

                                       Survey, Vol. 11, No.1, 32.


Book chapter:    5Daria Fane, “Ethnicity and Regionalism in Uzbekistan,” in Ethnic

                             Conflict in the post-Soviet World: Case Studies and Analysis. Edited by

                             Leokadia Drobizheva, Rose Gottemoeller, Catherine McArdle Kelleher

                             and Lee Walker.  Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1996, 282-283.


Government document:  6Uzbekistan Country Report on Human Rights Practices for

                                              1998, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S.

                                              Dept. of State, February 26, 1999, 10.


Newspaper:  7Nezavisimaya gazeta, March 21, 1992, 3.



Internet sources:  Source material from the Internet should include as much

                               bibliographical information as possible, and MUST include the web

                               site address, and the date accessed.


Other questions regarding citation and style should be addressed to the editor:


Reuel R. Hanks

Editor, Journal of Central Asian Studies

211 Scott Hall

OSU Stillwater, OK  74078

USA or






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Oklahoma State University
Department of Geography
Stillwater, OK 74078