Mission Statement

Waxing Moon is an annual, peer-reviewed journal hosted by the Centre for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University. Interdisciplinary and transregional in scope, our journal is committed to all aspects of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies including the natural and social sciences, the humanities, and the creative arts.


Waxing Moon is aims promote scholarly understanding and engagement with Tibet and Himalayas and to provide a platform for graduate students and early career scholars to publish their research. Our New York based editorial board is comprised of early year faculty and Ph.D students in Tibetan studies at Columbia University. Our international Advisory Board is comprised of leading scholars from around the world who represent a range of disciplines and perspectives on Himalayan studies—from historians, geographers, anthropologists to ethnomusicologists, and specialists in Himalayan languages and literatures.


While Waxing Moon endeavours to provide publishing opportunities for graduate students and early career scholars, we also welcome contributions from established scholars. We accept submissions in English, Tibetan and Chinese. Waxing Moon publishes original research articles, field reports, book and film reviews, workshop and conference write-ups, alongside literature in translation and photo essays. All original research articles are submitted to a rigorous peer review process.