The Yearbook of the Estonian Oriental Society (since 2011 “Idakiri” (“Eastern Bulletin”)) has been published since 2006. Idakiri is a double-blind peer-reviewed periodical journal with an international editorial board and international circulation. The journal publishes original studies, translations with comments, reviews, surveys of published literature, publications dedicated to anniversaries and commemoration and other pieces related to various fields of oriental studies. The articles published in Idakiri are written in Estonian, with English abstracts appended to the end of each volume. In addition to texts by scholars writing in Estonian, texts given by non-Estophone scholars for being translated are published in the journal. The journal is published in print, earlier volumes except the last three are accessible on the Idakiri homepage (see below).
Idakiri welcomes all-round contributions on topics related to contemporary as well as historical Asia, such as articles focusing on history, religion, literature, music, politics, etc. In addition articles that treat relations between Estonia and the orient, the history of the study of Asian countries in Estonia and related topics are cordially welcome.
Editor-in-chief: Tarmo Kulmar
Managing editor: Indrek Ude
Editorial board: Alari Allik (Tallinn University), Peeter Espak (University of Tartu), Helen Geršman (Tallinn University), Andres Herkel (University of Tartu), Gao Jingyi (Beijing International Studies University, China), Tarmo Kulmar (University of Tartu), Märt Läänemets (Estonian Academy of Security Sciences), Indrek Park (University of Indiana, Bloomington, USA), Jaan Puhvel (University of California, Los Angeles, USA), Jinseok Seo (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Republic of Korea), Teet Toome (University of Tartu), Ülo Valk (University of Tartu)
Guidelines for Authors (in Estonian)
The publication of Yearbook of the Estonian Oriental Society “Idakiri” is financially supported by the Estonian Academy of Sciences.