About Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development

Silk Road: A Journal of Eurasian Development is an open access, peer reviewed journal.  It exists to promote evidence-based scholarly research in the social sciences and public policy studies that make the affairs of the Great Silk Road countries an area of significant interest, scholarship and impact. Applied interdisciplinary and empirical papers are welcomed.

The journal is intended for the reader from the academic, policy and private sectors with an interest in research specifically applied in the context of Silk Road countries. We welcome thematic clusters of articles on a topic that have an analytical synergy interesting for wide audiences. Thematic clusters should organize articles describing a problem, issue or phenomenon, potentially linking varying fields and disciplines. The primary category for submissions is original research articles. Issues might also include commentaries (1500-3000 usually), interviews (1500), policy papers (3000) and book reviews (1000-1500).

All research articles undergo rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind refereeing by two referees. The journal intends to address readers, particularly young scholars, in Uzbekistan and the broader Silk Road region. It will keep its readership informed as to the latest trends and issues in economics, business and policy (e.g., demography, education, health, the environment, transport etc.).