Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies (WZKS)

The Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies (Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens, WZKS), established in 1957, is a traditionally well-established and highly reputed medium of publication in the field of philologically and historically oriented European and international South Asian Studies.

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Editor Karin Preisendanz
Address Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Spitalgasse 2/2.1
City Vienna
Postal Code A-1090
Country Austria
Telefon +43-1-4277-435 01/02
e-fax +43-1-4277-843502
Founding year 1957
ISSN 0084-0084
Purpose To further and develop, on a sound philological basis and from a diachronic as well as synchronic perspective, the study of pre-modern South Asian cultural traditions, especially those transmitted in Sanskrit. The second part of the journal ('Archiv für indische Philosophie') is devoted to articles on the history of Indian philosophies.
Sponsor University of Vienna
Size An issue of the WZKS comprises approximately 256 pages.
Book reviews Short reviews are regularly appended to the body of the journal.
Frequency Annual
Circulation 400 copies
Publisher Austrian Academy of Sciences Press (Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften)
Copyright holder Austrian Academy of Sciences (Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, A-1010 Vienna
Submission of manuscripts Submitted articles should relate to textual or other (especially visual) sources from South Asia in the original. If they fulfil this criterion, the articles pass through a two-tiered review process: upon the basic positive evaluation by a member of the editorial board, the submitted article is forwarded in anonymized form to two external specialised peers for review. On average, it takes some four months until the final decision whether an article will be accepted is made.

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