University of California International and Area Studies (UCIAS) is a collaboration of internationally oriented research units on eight UC campuses. The UCIAS electronic publications program is a two-tiered system that utilizes new information technologies to make digital versions of works by UC researchers available to a global network of scholars and to encourage international intellectual exchange and research collaboration.
The first tier includes working papers, research results, and other pre-publication scholarship from UCIAS-affiliated research units on all UC campuses. Using the electronic publishing tools of the eScholarship Repository, the system is designed to facilitate the free, instant, worldwide dissemination of scholarship.
The second tier, GAIA, is a peer-reviewed publishing program. In collaboration with the California Digital Library, the University of California Press, and a consortium of internationally oriented research units, GAIA publishes peer-reviewed articles, monographs, and edited volumes electronically, with selected publications also appearing in hard copy.