Central Asian Survey

Central Asian Survey is the only established peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal in the world concerned with the history, politics, cultures, religions and economies of the Central Asian and Caucasian regions. These include primarily the republics of former Soviet Central Asia and the South and North Caucasus. Also covered are Chinese Xinjiang, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey.  The central aim of Central Asian Survey is to reflect and promote advances in area-based scholarship in the social sciences and humanities and enhance understanding of processes of local and regional change that make Central Asia and the Caucasus an area of significant contemporary interest.

Beginning in 2007, the journal Central Asian Survey was reorganized under the new editorship of Dr. Deniz Kandiyoti. Through an agreement between the editors, the Central Eurasian Studies Society, and the publisher, Taylor & Francis, all members are now entitled to subscribe at the rate of $40 per year (2018 subscription rates).

We view this as an important step toward CESS’s key goal of supporting publication of peer-reviewed work, and thus raising the standards of scholarship in our field.  We encourage our members to submit their well-polished articles to Central Asian Survey, and we will be actively pursuing ways to further CESS’s goals to promote the strengthening scholarship on Central Eurasia through this publication.  In particular, we will work to facilitate the publication of strong work of scholars in the Central Eurasian region itself in the pages of the journal.  Also, the recipient of the CESS annual Award for Best Graduate Student Paper will be offered the opportunity for publication of the award-winning paper in Central Asian Survey.

Please see the Central Asian Survey page on Taylor & Francis's website to view the journal's contents.


The regular subscription rate for individuals is $288/year. CESS members receive a special discount, allowing them to purchase an individual subscription rate for just $40/year. You can subscribe with the special CESS Member rate when you take out or renew your membership of CESS.

CESS Representatives on the Editorial Board

CESS is now represented on Central Asian Survey with members on the Editorial Board and the International Advisory Board. (Many other members of these boards are CESS members as well, but these individuals specifically represent CESS and the interests of our members in the journal’s editorial process.)

The full list of members of the journal's Editorial Board may be found on the journal's website.

CESS representatives on the International Advisory Board

Laura Adams (Harvard University)
John Heathershaw (Univ. of Exeter)

CESS representatives on the Editorial Board

Adeeb Khalid (Carleton College)

Book Review Editor 

Marianne Kamp (Indiana University)

Submission of Articles and Book Reviews

To submit a scholarly article to Central Asian Surveyclick here to see the guidelines provided by the publisher.

To volunteer to review books (especially those published in languages other than English), contact the book review editor, Marianne Kamp at mkamp@indiana.edu.