About the Journal

Focus & Scope

HIMALAYA is a biannual, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), formerly known as the Nepal Studies Association (1972-2000). HIMALAYA has two International Standard Serial Numbers: ISSN 1935-2212 (print) and ISSN 2471-3716 (online).

Nearly 50 years old, HIMALAYA is the continuation of the Himalayan Research Bulletin (1981-2003) and the Nepal Studies Association Newsletter (1972-1980).

Truly interdisciplinary and trans-regional in scope, HIMALAYA is committed to covering all aspects of Himalayan Studies, including the natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts.

HIMALAYA promotes scholarly understanding of, engagement with, and appreciation for this understudied and diverse world region. We are committed to collaborating with other regional associations devoted to Himalayan issues, and supportive of work that encourages intellectual and cultural exchange. To that end, HIMALAYA publishes original research articles, short field reports, book and film reviews, reports on meetings and conferences, alongside literature and photo essays from the region. All original research articles are submitted to a rigorous peer review process.

HIMALAYA serves the needs of a diverse constituency of scholars, students, professionals, and institutions in the United States and around the world. The journal is included in the collections of fifty major libraries in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Our international Editorial Board is comprised of leading scholars from around the world who represent a range of disciplines and perspectives on Himalayan studies—from historians, geographers, anthropologists to ethnomusicologists, and specialists in Himalayan languages and literatures.

We are committed to the open access publishing movement, and are pleased to make the HIMALAYA archive available through the Digital Commons platform hosted by Macalester College. As of Volume 33, HIMALAYA is now published free for all and online immediately. This move towards open access will transform not only the journal, but also ensure wider access to scholarship on the Himalayan region.

Under its recent editorship, HIMALAYA has developed a stronger web presence and a more contemporary visual look, both online and in print.

Current print issues of HIMALAYA are available for members of ANHS and Institutional subscribers. ANHS membership and subscription rates and additional information can be found here. Back issues of Himalaya are available for free online from the Digital Commons site.

Additional information about institutional or individual subscriptions should be sent to the editors, Jeevan Sharma and Michael Heneise, at the following email address <himalaya@anhs-himalaya.org>

We need your support. Please consider HIMALAYA for your next publication, recommend the journal to colleagues and students, consider editing a themed issue, and let us know of your publications and events so that we can offer appropriate coverage.


Creative Commons

HIMALAYA is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal (ISSN: 0891-4834). All journal content, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License. Publishing with and reading HIMALAYA is free of charge. A Creative Commons license allows creators (copyright holders) to place conditions on their copyrights. Traditionally, copyrights restrict the rights of others to modify or distribute copywritten works. Creative Commons licenses offer flexibility by allowing the creator the ability to choose what limitations they want in place with respect to specific works.

For further details about the specific Creative Commons license used by HIMALAYA, please refer to the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License.

Journal Information & Policies

Please see our Journal Information & Policies page for details of the Journal's peer review process, Open Access policy and other journal information.

HIMALAYA, the Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, publishes peer reviewed original research articles, short field reports, perspectives pieces, book and film reviews, reports on meetings and conferences, alongside literature and photo essays from the region.


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