Member's Area
Indian Ocean Rim Association
You are here:
  • Home
  • > AG
  • > Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies

Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies

Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies (JIORS)

Aims and Scope

The Journal of Indian Ocean Rim Studies (JIORS) is aimed at strengthening research and academic findings within the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).  The overall aim is to enhance the understanding of the issues involved related with the six priority areas as well as Women Economic Empowerment and the Blue Economy of the Association. The JIORS aims at providing a platform for researchers, academics, scholars, resource persons and practitioners to share their research findings which would enrich and enhance stock of knowledge within IORA.  

The JIORS is currently seeking research articles, discussion papers or policy papers on the following six priority areas of IORA: 

-Maritime Safety & Security;
-Trade & Investment Facilitation;
-Fisheries Management;
-Disaster & Risk Management;
-Academic, Science & Technology Cooperation;
-Tourism & Cultural Exchanges; and 

The Association focuses on two special cross-cutting areas namely:

  • Women's Economic Empowerment; and
  • The Blue Economy


In keeping with the Charter of IORA, the JIORS would be established to promote research in:

  • Understanding of sustained growth and balanced development of the region and of the Member States;
  • Ensuring Capacity Building in the six IORA priority areas of the Association;
  • Capacity building to create common ground for regional economic cooperation;
  • South-South Cooperation and issues related to the global economy; and
  • Matters related to the IORA focus areas of Women's Empowerment and the Blue Economy.


Peer Review Statement

All research articles/papers in this online Journal will undergo rigorous peer review, with initial editor screening and anonymized double-bind refereeing. 

Call for Papers

Author Requirements

Permission Form to Publish

The Editorial Board

JIORS on-line Journal May 2017