International Journal of Asian Studies

Submissions of Articles

Instructions for contributors

IJAS publishes research on Asia, primarily in the social sciences and humanities. The Journal is particularly interested in locating contemporary changes within a historical framework, especially using interdisciplinary approaches, and promotes comparative studies involving the various regions of Asia. While the Journal will publish scholars from around the world, it aims to focus attention on the work of Asian scholars, in order to encourage multi-directional scholarly communication in Asian studies. IJAS seeks both original papers and survey articles that fall within its scope. Since the Journal is attempting to cross methodological boundaries, it will welcome papers that develop new methodologies within their general approach.


Articles submitted for publication should be sent by email to the Managing Editors at ej[at] Postal correspondence may be sent to The Managing Editors, International Journal of Asian Studies, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan. Submissions of a paper will be taken to imply that it is unpublished and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Upon acceptance of a paper, the authors will be asked to assign copyright to Cambridge University Press. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce any materials, including photographs and illustrations, for which they do not hold copyright and for ensuring that the appropriate acknowledgements are included in the manuscript.
All contributions in the journal are peer-reviewed.

Manuscript preparation

Papers must be in English and in principle no more than 12,000 words in length, including footnotes, normally to be submitted by email attachment as a Word file. The title of the manuscript, author’s name, institutional affiliation, address, email address, and an abstract of approximately 200 words should appear at the top of the file. Submissions, or enquiries about prospective submissions, may be sent to the Editors via