Description：The journal presents a scholarly account of studies of individuals and societies in Africa and Asia. Its scope is to publish original research by social scientists in the area of anthropology, sociology, history, political science and related social sciences about African and Asian societies and cultures and their relationships.
The journal focuses on problems and possibilities, past and future. Where possible, comparisons are made between countries and continents. Articles should be based on original research and can be co-authored.
From 1966 to 2001 African and Asian Studies was published under the name of Journal of African and Asian Studies.
The Clarivate Analytics Journal Citations Report for 2020 ranks African and Asian Studies with an Impact Factor of 0.310.