Janus Isaac Nolasco and Katrina Navallo, Managing Editor and Editorial Associate, respectively, of Asian Studies met with Dr. Caroline Hau and Narumi Shitara, editor and managing editor, respectively, of Southeast Asian Studies, to initiate preliminary discussions concerning the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two journals. The meeting was held at the Kyoto University Center for Southeast Asian Studies on 11 July 2013. 

Signed earlier this year, the MOU covers the following areas:

  • Holding of joint academic conferences, seminars and workshops
  • Fostering a research culture
  • Supporting graduate students and early career academics
  • Publishing joint issues
  • Sharing of resources

Specific plans include collaborating on a joint issue on the ASEAN 2015, publishing call for papers in each other’s issues, and referrals for peer reviewers.