Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

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, Philosohy, Anthropology, Sociology, Political Studies, Literature and Arts.

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 sets themed towards a specific topic or subject of interest.

Section Policies


  • Checked Open Submissions
  • Checked Indexed
  • Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

JoYS welcomes submissions of articles from all disciplines in the study of Yoga for peer-review. 

Articles submitted to JoYS are anonymized and, at the editors' discretion, submissions may be internally peer-reviewed by the editorial board or externally peer-reviewed. 

External reviewers are chosen from internationally-renowned scholars, who have a minimum university qualification of PhD level and a record of publication in their own right. 

Books submitted for review will be allocated for peer-review by members of the editorial board. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Here are some short information videos about what Open Access means, what its advantages are, and how it came about:

Open Access Explained

Open Access in 4 minutes

International Open Access Week: What is Open Access?


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