Studia Orientalia

Studia Orientalia (ISSN 0039-3282) is an internationally recognized publication series published by the Finnish Oriental Society (Societas Orientalis Fennica). It consists of high-quality monographs and thematic collections of articles relating to all fields of Asian and African studies. Studia Orientalia is widely known, as it is delivered to more than 140 libraries around the world. If you have a proposal for the series, please get in touch with the editor, Lotta Aunio (lotta.aunio[AT]

The journal follows the peer review instructions of Finnish Association for Scholarly Publishing and the guidelines issued by Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity (TENK). All peer-reviewed articles of the journal are indicated with the peer-review label, which is a registered trademark of the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies. The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies issues the right to use the label to publication series based on applications.

In 2013 an offshoot of Studia Orientalia, Studia Orientalia Electronica (StOrE), was established. StOrE is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal publishing original research articles and reviews in all fields of Asian and African studies. StOrE was established to keep up the fine publishing tradition of Studia Orientalia. The journal publishes high quality articles in a more modern and accessible format.

Interested in submitting to StOrE? Please go to the StOrE website.

Contributions to Studia Orientalia and Studia Orientalia Electronica will be submitted to two anonymous peer-reviewers. For articles submitted to Studia Orientalia Electronica the statements from the reviewers and the publication decision are usually sent to the writer within two months of submission.

Studia Orientalia is published in print, but after a 6 month embargo pediod, all issues are made available in digital form (Publisher’s pdf) in the StOrE “Archives” section.

The back issues of Studia Orientalia have been made available in the StOrE “Archives” section. Studia Orientalia publications are

Latest Publications

Jeong-Young Kim & Lasse Lehtonen (eds): Proceedings from NAJAKS 2022.  Studia Orientalia 124. 2023. x + 220 pp.

Albion M. Butters (ed.): Poetry, Drama, and Aesthetics: Papers of the 12th Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki, Finland, 13–18 July 2003. Studia Orientalia 123. 2022. viii + 114 pp.

Päivi Miettunen: Our Ancestors Were Bedouin  – Memory, Identity, and Change: The Case of Holy Sites in Southern Jordan. Studia Orientalia 122. 2021. xii + 226 pp.

Albion M. Butters (ed.): Purāṇas, Āgamas, and Tantras. Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference held in Helsinki, Finland 13-18 July 2003. Studia Orientalia 121. 2020.  x + 154 pp.

Downloadable list of all Studia Orientalia publications (pdf).

Studia Orientalia is distributed by Federation of Finnish Learned Societies:
Bookstore Tiedekirja
address: Snellmaninkatu 13, FIN-00170 Helsinki, Finland
tel. +358-9-635177
fax: +358-9-635017

Lotta Aunio

Sari Nieminen

Advisory Editorial Board

Prof. Emeritus Juha Janhunen (Altaic Studies)
Prof. Hannu Juusola (Middle Eastern Studies)
Doc. Klaus Karttunen (Indology)
Asst. Prof. Gina Konstantopoulos, University of California (Assyriology)
Doc. Riikka Länsisalmi (Japanese Studies)
Phil. Lic. Kaj Öhrnberg (Arabic and Islamic Studies)
Assoc. Prof. Saana Svärd (Assyriology)
Assoc. Prof. Xenia Zeiler (South Asian Studies)

TSV:n vertaisarviointitunnus
Studia Orientalia has been granted the right to use the label for
peer-reviewed scholarly publications (vertaisarviointitunnus) of the
Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (Tieteellisten Seurain
Valtuuskunta, TSV), and adheres to the requirements of use of the label.