The Journal of Yoga Studies (JoYS) is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal committed to publishing the highest quality academic research and critical discussions on all topics related to the study of all forms of yoga, from ancient to contemporary, across multiple humanities and social sciences disciplines. Authors will retain copyright of their articles.

JoYS aims to serve the needs of this emerging field of study by offering a forum for reporting on research findings, discoveries, theoretical discussions and critical debates in the field, and for disseminating critical editions, translations, book reviews and other key reference materials.

As the ‘study of Yoga’ is a broad and varied subject, the scope of JoYS is inclusive of all forms of rigorous intellectual activity including but not limited to Religious Studies, Modern, Medieval and Classical History of South Asia, Indology, Philology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Studies, Literature and Arts.

To start with, papers will be published on a rolling-basis throughout the year in electronic form only (downloadable PDF). A yearly collection of papers will form a single volume of JoYS. On occasion, a number of papers may be gathered together under a specific thematic heading (article sets).

The scope of JoYS is limited only by the expertise of its editors and peer-reviewers. Guest editors may be invited to oversee the production of a JoYS article set themed towards a specific topic or subject of interest.

JoYS is due to launch its first publications in 2017.

 

FOUNDING MEMBERS

Elizabeth De Michelis: Senior Editor and Administration Manager

Jason Birch, Matthew Clark, Suzanne Newcombe: Managing Editors

Jacqueline Hargreaves: Production Manager and Online Editor


BOOK REVIEW EDITOR

Matylda Ciołkosz, Jagiellonian University, Kraków


ADVISORY BOARD

Joseph Alter, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh

Véronique Bouillier, Directrice de Recherche, Émérite (Anthropology), French National Centre for Scientific Research

Johannes Bronkhorst, Faculty of Arts, University of Lausanne

Gudrun Bühnemann, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Sanjukta Gupta, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford

Dominik Wujastyk, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta


EDITORIAL BOARD

Andrea Acri, Sciences Religieuses, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

Kengo Harimoto, Mahidol University

Csaba Kiss, Department of Indian Studies, ELTE, Budapest

Philipp A. Maas, Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften, University of Leipzig

James Mallinson, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS University of London

Mark Singleton, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, SOAS University of London

Péter-Dániel Szántó, All Souls College, University of Oxford

Somadeva Vasudeva, Department of Indological Studies, Kyoto University

Dagmar Wujastyk, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna

 

ACADEMIC PARTNERS

SOAS, University of London
University of Alberta
AyurYog Project, University of Vienna
The Haṭha Yoga Project, SOAS, University of London
Modern Yoga Research
AMRAY, Association Monégasque pour la Recherche Académique sur le Yoga