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Submission of Manuscripts

Outline of the manuscript contribution process for the Journal of Australian Studies

1. This journal is published 1 - 2 times per year and accepts submissions of refereed articles, research notes, and book reviews. Although submissions are accepted year-round, the submission deadline for publication in the following year's issue (published in March) is the end of August in the current year.

2. In general, papers should be written in either Japanese or English, submitted by a member of the Australian Studies Association of Japan (ASAJ), and not yet published anywhere else. Papers already published in other journals (including ones currently being printed or reviewed) will not be accepted.

3. Manuscript types and corresponding content, provision, language, and volume requirements are shown in Table 1.

Table 1

Type Content / provisions Languages used / volume
Refereed Article (1) Content should be related to Australia, based on appropriate methodology, and indicate unique and new findings in a logical manner. Consideration of and comparison with previous studies is required.

(2) Peer review results and request for publication as either a "refereed article" or as "research notes" must be included on the submission form.

(3) For peer-reviewed papers with multiple authors, the first author must be an ASAJ member. Secondary and following authors must either pay a "submission fee" equivalent to the yearly membership fee (this fee will not be refunded even if the submission fails our peer review) or register as members and pay the yearly fee.

(4) All authors of a refereed article must be ASAJ members for it to be considered for a distinguished paper award (from issue 34 onwards.)

(1) Submissions should be formatted in horizontal text on A4 paper. For Japanese language submissions, papers should have 40 characters per line, 35 lines per page, and a length of no more than 20 pages. For English language submissions, papers should have 10 to 15 words per line, 30 lines per page, and a length of no more than 30 pages. These length restrictions include the main text as well as annotations, figures, and tables.

(2) Both Japanese and English language submissions should have an English summary of no more than 400 words (including title, author name, and affiliation) attached (not included in the length restrictions above). The English summary will be posted on the ASAJ website. In addition, it may be revised by our editorial committee for accuracy.

(3) Submissions revised and resubmitted after peer review should comply with (1) and (2) in principle. However, the editorial committee may relax these requirements at its discretion.
Invited Articles These are papers requested by our editorial committee. They are judged and published using different criteria than those applied to referred articles. The editorial committee is permitted to request papers from non-members. Generally the same requirements as for referred articles.
Research Notes These are not as polished as referred articles, but function as brief, interim reports on research. Research which is abundant in useful new knowledge, has scientific value, produces new results, and contributes to the development of the ASAJ will be approved in this category. Japanese or English.
The same requirements as for referred articles.
Book Reviews Papers which summarize books and their usefulness towards specific research themes or overall research fields. Written in Japanese, formatted for horizontal text on A4 paper. 40 characters and 35 lines per page, no more than 4 pages in length.
Reports Reports of participation in conferences receiving ASAJ subsidies (mainly upon request from the ASAJ). Japanese or English.
Length requirements are the same as for referred articles.

4. Manuscripts (main text and English summary) should be drafted and submitted in MS Word file format.

5. If a manuscript’s characters need to be counted, the MS Word "character count" tool will be used to provide an authoritative count of Japanese characters (spaces included) or English words, including text boxes and annotations.

6. Original data for figures and tables should be prepared separately, and the same figures and tables should be appropriately sized and inserted in the text. Common image formats should be used. (TIFF, JPEG, PICT, PNG, BMP, EPS, PSD, etc.) Versions of software used, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as OS (e.g. Windows 10, MacOS X), should be stated. In general, for publication, manuscript text and figures should be in black on a white background. However, if the author wishes to publish them in color, please contact the Editorial Board in advance. Please note that this will likely incur additional costs, which the author should pay for.

7. English language submissions by members whose main language is not English (including English summaries of Japanese manuscripts), must be proofread by an individual whose main language is English, and the proofreader’s signed certification must be attached.

8. Numbering used for sections and clauses should be in 1, 1), or ① format, and figures and tables should be numbered starting from Table 1 and Figure 1.

9. Annotations should be indicated to the right of the applicable text and compiled at the end of the manuscript using the MS Word annotation function. The font size for annotations should be 10-point or larger.

10. Citations within annotations should generally be formatted according to the following rules. These rules apply to foreign sources as well.

- Compilation author's name, "book name" (series name), publisher, publication year (Western), quoted pages.
- Author's name, "article name," "journal name," volume number, publication date, quoted pages.

However, other citation methods may be considered appropriate in some cases, so please contact the editorial committee for advance approval.

11. The names of foreign people, places, and publications should be written in katakana, with the original language script in parentheses after the term’s first appearance. Book titles should be in italics.
 Person example: パトリック・ホワイト (Patrick White, 1912-90*)
  *Birth and death years used only if the author deems it necessary.

12. When citing information found on a website (not in the form of an article or literature), the name of the author (if known), the title of the page, the name of the organization or individual operating the website (or the name of the website), the URL, and the date of access should be clearly indicated in the annotation.

13. Submission applications (made using the form downloadable from the association website) should include an attached listing of the Japanese title, English title, author's full name and spelling in Roman alphabet, and affiliated organizations (to department level), as well as the English names, contact addresses, and phone numbers of the relevant organizations. English titles may be revised for accuracy by our editorial committee.

14. Manuscript submissions, application forms, and summaries should be sent as email attachments to the prescribed address.

15. For referred articles, invited articles, and research notes, the editorial committee will determine selection for publication and notify the author of the determination.

16. Generally speaking, authors will be asked to proofread their articles once.

17. After the journal is published, PDF files of the article and other materials will be provided to the author by the printing organization. Authors wishing for printed copies should request them during the proofreading stage, and will be charged a fee for the prints.

18. These provisions may be partially relaxed for invited articles requested by the editorial committee, book reviews, and reports.

19. No advances will be paid for manuscripts submitted by members or upon request from the editorial committee.

20. The Australian Studies Association of Japan retains the copyright to all manuscripts (refereed papers, invited papers, research notes, book reviews, and reports) published in this Journal.

21. Abstracts of manuscripts published in this Journal, if any, will be published on the website of the Australian Studies Association of Japan. The full text of all manuscripts, including English abstracts, will be open to the public electronically on J-STAGE and other databases contracted to cover the Australian Studies Association of Japan when the next issue is published.

22. Permission from the Australian Studies Association of Japan is required to use manuscripts published in this journal in other publications. Manuscripts must not be published on the web before their full text is available to the public on J-STAGE and other databases contracted to cover the Australian Studies Association of Japan.

23. For manuscript submissions or related inquiries, contact details follow.

Email: asaj-post[at]bunken.co.jp ([at]を@に置き換えてください)
Academy Center, 358-5 Yamabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0801 Japan
Australian Studies Association of Japan Supervisor
Tel: +81-3-6824-9372 Fax: +81-3-5227-8631

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