Tsinghua Journal of Field Research

About the Journal

Tsinghua Journal of Field Research is a collection of scholarly papers to be published twice a year by Springer Publishing under the auspices of the Institute for International and Area Studies (IIAS), Tsinghua University, China. Its Chinese edition, Tianye Diaocha (“Field Research”) is to be published by the Commercial Press . This bi-annual academic journal, devoted to field research that combines on-site observation, surveys and in-depth studies, will examine the field research methods and theories concerning a range of disciplines and topics, explore the long-term development path of area studies on the basis of field research that values both basic research and diversity, and contribute to area studies in a brand new way. It aims at promoting systematic and innovative research in fieldwork and providing a platform where scholars from around the world may engage in dialogue and reflect on their experience. 

The journal is positioned as a collection of papers about the methodology of area studies. It follows and discusses field research and multi-disciplinary development of area studies, and the theories, methods, ethics and case studies of field research. Giving priority to academic studies, it advocates disciplinary and methodological diversity in field research. With a focus on specific topics and from a multi-disciplinary, multi-country or cross-regional perspective, it will bring together original academic papers to provide intellectual insight into the epistemological and methodological issues concerning field research, and to promote excellence in this field of research.

The inaugural issue is scheduled to come out in the spring of 2023. We warmly welcome our peers at home and abroad to contribute to the journal or to recommend excellent papers to us. The review will be anonymous, as practiced elsewhere in the world, to ensure the fairness and impartiality of the process as well as the solid contribution of all the articles published to field research.

Tsinghua Journal of Field Research Calls for Papers