Call for Expressions of Interest in role as HIMALAYA Journal Editor

Call for Expressions of Interest in role as HIMALAYA Journal Editor with expertise in Nepal and Himalayan Studies

The current editors will be standing down as co-editors of Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies in mid-2020 to focus on matters related to their careers. The ANHS Executive Council therefore welcomes expressions of interest in the role of editor for a three to five year period (up to 2025), to act as editor and to work with ANHS in developing future issues. Applicants should have areal expertise in the Himalayas and be members of ANHS in good standing.

Applications by CV and cover letter to the ANHS Board (, by August 31th 2019, decisions to be made by October 31st 2019. The successful applicant will work with current editors Mona Bhan and David Citrin to transition into the role. To discuss the role, please contact Mona ( or David (

HIMALAYA is a biannual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), formerly known as the Nepal Studies Association (1972-2000).

Now 40 years old, HIMALAYA is the continuation of the Himalayan Research Bulletin (1981-2003) and the Nepal Studies Association Newsletter (1972-1980).

Truly interdisciplinary and transregional in scope, HIMALAYA is committed to covering all aspects of Himalayan Studies, including the natural and social sciences, humanities, and creative arts.

HIMALAYA promotes scholarly understanding of, engagement with, and appreciation for this understudied and diverse world region. We are committed to collaborating with other regional associations devoted to Himalayan issues, and supportive of work that encourages intellectual and cultural exchange.

To that end, HIMALAYA publishes original research articles, short field reports, book and film reviews, reports on meetings and conferences, alongside literature and photo essays from the region. All original research articles are submitted to a rigorous peer review process.

HIMALAYA serves the needs of a diverse constituency of scholars, students, professionals, and institutions in the United States and around the world. The journal is included in the collections of fifty major libraries in the United States, Asia, and Europe.

Our international Editorial Board is comprised of leading scholars from around the world who represent a range of disciplines and perspectives on Himalayan studies—from historians, geographers, and anthropologists to ethnomusicologists, specialists in Himalayan languages and literatures, and conservation-development professionals.

We are committed to the open access publishing movement, and are pleased to make the HIMALAYA archive available through the Digital Commons platform hosted by Macalester College. As of Volume 33, HIMALAYA is published electronically online.

Print issues of HIMALAYA are also available for members of ANHS and Institutional subscribers. ANHS membership and subscription rates and additional information can be found here. Back issues of Himalaya are available online from the Digital Commons site.

There are many ways to support the ANHS Journal. Please consider sending your manuscript to HIMALAYA for your next publication, or  recommend the Journal to colleagues and students, or offer to edit a themed issue.

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.