Submit to the Journal

SJEAA accepts original articles from all academic disciplines pertaining to China / Hong Kong / Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia.


We are now accepting submissions for the next issue. (Vol. 14) to be published in 2014


What and how to Submit

  • To submit your work, e-mail your submission as a Word document (doc-format, not docx-format) to staff-dot-sjeaa-at-gmail-dot-com. All other inquiries should also be directed to staff-dot-sjeaa-at-gmail-dot-com.

  • Your subject line should fit the following format:
    [region (China / Japan / Korea / Southeast Asia)] [author name] [paper title]
    (e.g. [China] [Paul Simon] [Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Filmed Narratives of Cross-Strait Relations])

  • You will need to include a short abstract on the first page of your article briefly summarizing the key points and findings of your paper. These abstracts may or may not be published with the research article itself, should your article be selected for publication. Please look to the abstracts published at the beginning of articles in previous issues for examples of what is appropriate.

  • Together with your Word document, attach the following cover sheet.

  • Please rename the cover sheet from "SJEAAcoversheet.doc" to "ARTICLE_NAMEcoversheet.doc".

  • Figures and pictures must be supplied by the author as separate files in the highest resolution obtainable (in order to obtain the best print quality). This may have to involve scanning in the original source at a high resolution. Furthermore, they must be such that they show up okay in black-and-white printing.

  • Allow two weeks to receive confirmation of receipt.

  • Submissions are welcomed from undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. and abroad.

We look forward to receiving your submission!



Guidelines and Requirements

  • A quality article should make a clear and compelling argument, convey the topicís significance within the broad context of its field, provide a balanced analysis, demonstrate knowledge of the subject area, and be written in a coherent and engaging manner.

  • As a generalist publication, SJEAA asks that authors avoid technical jargon as much as possible. Authors should assume an audience who is familiar with the East Asian region but who may not be specialists in a particular field.

  • Authors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (The University of Chicago Press) format for references and endnotes. The Manual should also be consulted for questions of style, grammar, punctuation, and form.

  • Submissions must be at least 4000 words and should be less than 8000 words (counting the article's body without the abstract, subheadings, captions, block quotes, and references) on single-spaced pages. Submissions above 8000 words will be considered but may be at a disadvantage due to their length; if accepted, such submissions will need to be shortened to 8000 words during the editing process, and thus we strongly recommend that authors shorten long articles (such as theses, dissertations, or chapters thereof) down to 8000 words for submission already.

  • Please ensure that the title is clearly marked on each page.

  • Authors must provide complete references with their submissions, including page citations.

  • Pictures are okay if relevant. No pictures of an article's author, though.

  • The paper format of a submission should be "Letter", not "A4".

  • Submissions will be evaluated on an anonymous basis. To avoid potential conflicts of interest, information identifying the author should only be included on the cover sheet and must not appear in the Word document. If possible, authors should use Word's "Prepare -> Inspect Document" feature to remove hidden personal information in the document. This feature is available in Word 2007; for older versions there is an official (and freely downloadable) plug-in for that purpose.

  • We accept manuscripts with the understanding that its content is original and that it has not been accepted for publication or review elsewhere.

  • The final decision to publish an article or refuse publication rests solely with the Editorial Board.