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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word file format only.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines



Papers should be unpublished work of the contributors. They should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should be written in a clear and simple style. Illustrations may be used to elucidate the issues raised.


 Language used in all papers submitted should be English.


Papers should preferably be in the range of 6,000 to 8,000 words, excluding illustrations. The text should be in Times New Roman size 12 and be submitted as a Microsoft Word file. The receipt of each paper submitted will be acknowledged. The Editor reserves the right to accept, modify or decline any article. All manuscripts for publishing are to be typed in single-spacing. The pages should be numbered consecutively. The editor reserves the right to edit /format the manuscript to maintain a consistent style.

Review of Manuscripts

Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editorial Board and then a panel of referees. Comments will be made available to the contributors without disclosing the referees' names The manuscript will be evaluated based on its appropriateness, contribution to the discipline, cogency of analysis, conceptual breadth, clarity of presentation, and technical adequacy. To ensure that manuscripts are evaluated solely on their merit, the author's identity is concealed from referees during the review process.

First Page

The full title of the paper must be shown on the first page of the manuscript with the author’s name, affiliation, academic qualifications, institutional address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers.


An abstract of 200-250 words should be included.

 Information on Referencing

 The Chicago Manual of Style is to be followed. Please use footnotes not endnotes. If footnotes are not used then provide a list of references.

 For periodicals and dailies

Include full author name and title. Give volume number, issue number and date, per publication’s numbering and dating system:

Larry M. Cosen, “Measuring the European Conventional Balance: Coping with Complexity in Threat Assessment,” Asia Pacific, Vol. 11, No. 8, Winter 1984/85, pp. 74.
Selig S. Harrison, “A Breakthrough in Afghanistan?” New Policy, No. 51, Summer 1983, pp. 23.
Gerard C. Cook, “Time is Running Out,” Asiaweek, 31 January, 1980, pp.9.

 For books

Include author’s full name and provide full page number:

John J. Mearsheimer, Conventional Deterrence,  Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1963, pp. 163-164.

 For article or chapter in edited volume

Use book’s full title and subtitle:

Edward N. Luttwak, ‘The Operational Level of War,’ in Steven E. Miller, ed., Conventional Forces and American Defense Policy: An International Security Reader, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1966, pp. 211-229.

 For translated and edited version:

Luis Albertini, The Origins of the War of 1914, 3 vols., trans. And ed., Isabella M. Massey, London: Oxford University Press, 1992, p. 171.

 For unpublished paper or dissertation:

Alexander L. George, ‘Case Studies and Theory Development’, paper presented at the Second Annual Symposium on Information Processing in Organizations, Carnegie-Mellon University, 15-16  October, 1962, pp. 2.

Stephen W. Van Evera, ‘Causes of War’, PH.D. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1974, pp. 1.

 For citations after the first full citation, do not use op. cit.; instead, use the author’s name and a short form of the title, in the following format:

  1. Albert Finkle, War of 1914, pp. 180, 183.


Although the Department of East Asian Studies is the publisher of the International Journal of East Asian Studies, the views presented in the Journal are entirely those of the contributors and do not reflect the official stand of the department. The department does not hold itself responsible for the accuracy of any article published.