Internationales Asienforum will be available in an Open Access version, free of charge, beginning with the first issue in 2017. Currently, we are preparing the journal's website for this purpose. The preparations will be finalized with the publication of the 1-2/2017 issue in this summer. In connection with this change of publication policy the journal's title will also be adapted: Internationales Asienforum becomes IQAS - International Quarterly for Asian Studies.
We are determined to continue making high-quality research papers from various social science disciplines available not only to a small circle of regional specialists but also to a wider academic readership – particularly in Asia. With the decision of selecting English as the journal's only language of publication as well as providing a free online version, we meet the demands of barrier-free exchange of academic discourses on Asian Studies.
Subscriptions will continue automatically, our subscribers will receive their print copies of the journal as before. The last issue protected by password will be the Autumn issue 3-4/2016. Password protection for this and all former issues will be removed with the publication of the first Open Access issue in summer 2017.