Call For Papers: Japan Studies Association Journal, Volume 13

call for papers [150-2]Call For PapersJapan Studies Association Journal, Volume 13 (2015)

JSAJ, a juried professional journal published annually, accepts essays on a wide variety of topics related to Japanese Studies across the disciplines, Pedagogical Notes and Essays which reflect on aspects of teaching Japanese material, and book reviews and review essays of relevant research for our membership and for all those engaged in infusing Japanese and Asian material into their curricula.

For our next volume, a general number, we invite submissions, inquiries, and proposals, both disciplinary and interdisciplinary, on any topic related to Japan.

General guidelines

  • up to 5,000 words, formatted in a style consistent with your discipline(s)
  • use roman script as much as possible and severely limit graphic images, especially color images;
  • submit in 12-point Times New Roman;
  • use no headers;
  • appropriate use of the macron (e.g., ō) is appreciated, as is following the Japanese custom of last name first name;
  • try to include in your bibliography helpful sources for anyone teaching the material you discuss;
  • include at the beginning of your paper an abstract of 250 or so words, single-spaced;
  • minimize use of footnotes and endnotes;
  • send your paper as a Word document attached to an email to:;
  • send in a second attachment a brief Contributor’s Note in narrative form including your name, academic affiliation, relevant publications, areas of research, etc.;
  • make sure you include in your email message a current and reliable email address, as well as your postal address;
  • please use currentMLA style, or the current style manual adopted by your discipline.

Everyone is encouraged to have a colleague read/edit a final copy before submitting. If a contributor is concerned about her/his use of English, and/or is unaccustomed to appropriate academic style for North American journals, it is her/his responsibility to seek the assistance of a qualified editor in preparing her/his manuscript for submission. JSAJ receives submissions from around the world, and appreciates the understanding of authors of its need for some uniformity in editorial policy.

Deadline for all submissions in completed form has been extended to July 31, 2015. However, late submissions will be considered. Early submissions are very much encouraged! We also accept submissions on a rolling basis. Volume 13 will be presented at the JSA Conference in January 2016.

John H. E. Paine, Editor, Japan Studies Association Journal
Department of English, Department of Foreign Languages
Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212
Tel. 615-794-2341 (home), 615-460-6244 (office)

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