Manuscript Submissions


Manuscripts of 8,000 to 10,000 words and any accompanying figures should be submitted electronically through the Editorial Manager online submission system ( Please consult to prepare your manuscript for submission.
All authors who wish to include figures should read and follow the Cambridge Artwork Guide, available at All images, tables and figures should include titles or captions. Please note that in the event of publication, the author is responsible for acquiring high-resolution images along with permission to publish them.
Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot evaluate proposed abstracts or titles, only full submissions. The JAS does not publish special issues.
If needed, the editorial office can be reached via email: or by phone: (949) 824-6521.

When preparing a manuscript, please note that the Journal of Asian Studies is committed to publishing articles based on in-depth, original research.

Authors should also take care to address the interests of our broad, multidisciplinary readership by raising larger questions of interest that reach beyond their precise research specialties. Authors are encouraged to consult recent issues of JAS for guidance on style and formatting.

  • Manuscripts submitted to JAS should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review for publication elsewhere.
  • Article manuscripts, including notes and references, should range between 8,000 and 10,000 words, or approximately thirty-five pages in length, and must include a 150-word abstract at the beginning of the document.
  • Authors’ names must be left off of the manuscript, as JAS engages in double-blind reviews.
  • Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 12-point type and 1 inch margins including extracts, notes, and references, and formatted for letter-size (8.5 x 11 in.) paper if possible.
  • Notes should be as few as possible and appear at the end of the text.
  • Use parenthetical in-text citation, and author-date formatting for references per section 15 of the Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).
  • Please use the following Romanization: Chinese: Pinyin; Japanese: Hepburn; Korean: McCune-Reischauer.

Articles in JAS represent neither the views of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) nor those of the JAS editors. The Editor is responsible for the final selection of content of JAS and reserves the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate for publication. Responsibility for opinions expressed and the accuracy of facts published in articles and reviews rests solely with the individual authors.

English Language Editing Services

Authors, particularly those whose first language is not English, may wish to have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission. This is optional, but may help to ensure that the academic content of the paper is fully understood by the editor and any reviewers. We list a number of third-party services specializing in language editor and/or translation, and suggest that authors contact as appropriate. Click here for more information

Click on the cover image to view the Table of Contents for the November 2018 issue (Vol 77:4).