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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.



Submission of a manuscript to the IJEAS: The International Journal of East Asian Studies (e-ISSN 2462-2257) implies that it has not been published, and that it is not currently on offer to any other publisher and it has not been submitted elsewhere until a decision is received from this journal. Articles, which do not conform to the format described below, will not be considered for publication. All manuscripts under consideration for publication will be refereed via a blind reviewing process and it will be open-access. Both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. 



 The language used in all papers submitted should be English. Particularly if English is not your first language, before submitting your manuscript you may wish to have it edited for language. This is not a mandatory step but may help to ensure that the academic content of your paper is fully understood by journal editors and reviewers. In the event of acceptance, we will ask authors to render articles according to the full style guide.


Use of non-English Text

A non-English term should be italicised but the s-ending (if added) in its anglicised plural form should not be italicised. Note that the names of institutions and movements, local or foreign, and names of currencies, local or foreign should not be italicised. Quotations from books or direct speech in a non-English language should be set in quotation marks and should not be italicised, followed by an English translation in square brackets. Quotations translated by the author of the manuscript into English should be so indicated.


Tables and Illustrations

Tables, figures, diagrams and maps should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. They should appear separately at the end of the text and should conform to page size. Tables should be numbered in sequence with Arabic numerals and contain brief explanatory captions, each on a separate sheet. Figures, diagrams, and maps should be designated ‘Figures’ and should be included in a single numbered series separate from the tables. The approximate positions of tables and figures should be indicated in the text, by typing in a separate line ‘Insert Table Here’ or ‘Insert Figure Here’. Sources of tables and figures should be cited. The author is responsible for getting permission from copyright holders for the reproduction of visual materials to be published in IJEAS.



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.


Peer-Review Policy: 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.

All submitted manuscript to IJEAS are subject to initial appraisal by the Editorial Board, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to blind peer review by at least a single independent, anonymous experts in the field. The reviews’ recommendations are taken into consideration by the Editors in arriving at publication and revision decisions. Comments and feedback from the external reviewers are sent to the authors and they are notified of the journal’s decision (accept, accept with revisions, reject). The entire review process will anywhere between 3 and 5 months after the submission of the manuscript. Throughout the process, all communications, review reports and decisions are treated confidentially at all times. The Editors’ decision is final. All new submissions to the IJEAS are automatically screened using Turnitin within the editorial system. Editors may also choose to run a similarity report at any other point during the review process or post-publication. The default similarity report view (inside Turnitin) gives the percentage of the text of the manuscript which has overlap with one or more published articles.


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 150 words should be included. Please also indicate 4-6 keywords below the abstract.


 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 (according to the Chicago Manual Style). All footnotes are listed in Arabic numerical forms, (egg, 1,2, 3).


 For periodicals and dailies

Include the 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 an edited volume

Use the 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, thesis 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 IJEAS : International Journal of East Asian Studies, the views presented in the IJEAS are entirely those of the contributors and do not reflect the official stand of the Department of East Asian Studies. The Department does not hold itself responsible for the accuracy of any article published. No responsibility is assumed by publisher and co-publishers, nor by the editors for any injury and/or damage to persons or property as a result of any actual or alleged libelous statements, infringement of intellectual property or privacy rights, or products liability, whether resulting from negligence or otherwise, or from any use or operation of any ideas, instructions, procedures, products or methods contained in the material therein.


Journal Distribution and Open Acess Policy

The electronic version of the journal is available online. IJEAS endorses the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The Public Knowledge Project (PKP), which has designed our journal system to improve the quality of research, is committed to supporting the open access publishing of scholarly resources. Authors are required to agree with this open access policy which enables unrestricted access and reuse of all published articles. The articles are published under the Creative Commons copyright license policy CC-BY (Open Acess Policy). For printed (hardcopy) subscription, please contact the Managing Editor. 

IJEAS charge no fee for submission, processing, or publication of our articles. There are also no charges to the reader.


Submissions and Enquiries

Please make submissions to be via our online submission website. All submissions will be acknowledged by email as soon as possible after receipt. All editorial correspondence should be addressed to:


Managing Editor
IJEAS : The International Journal of East Asian Studies
University of Malaya
50603, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Email: geethag@um.edu.my
Website: ijeas.um.edu.my