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Submission of Manuscripts

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

1. This journal is published 1 - 2 times per year. Submissions of referred articles, research notes, and book reviews are accepted. Although submissions are accepted at any time, the submission deadline for publication in the next year's issue (published in March) is the end of August each year.

2. As a general rule, 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. Submission of papers published in other journals (including ones currently being printed or reviewed) is not accepted.

3. The manuscript type, content, provisions, languages used, and volume for submissions are shown in Table 1.

Table 1

Type Content / provisions Languages used / volume
Referred Articles (1) Content should be related to Australia, based on appropriate methodology, and indicating unique and new findings in a logical manner. Considering what results have been acquired in comparison with previous studies is required.

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

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

(4) Only multiple author referred articles for which all authors are members of ASAJ will be considered for the distinguished paper award (applies from issue 34 on).

(1) Submissions should be on A4 paper and written with horizontal text. 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.
Invited Articles These are papers requested by our editorial committee. They are judged and published using different criteria than referred articles. The editorial committee is permitted to request papers from non-members as well. Generally, the same as for referred articles.
Research Notes These are not as polished as referred articles, but function as brief, interim reports on research. They are judged by the editorial committee, and research which is abundant in useful new knowledge, has scientific value, produces new results, and contributes to the development of ASAJ is approved. Japanese or English.
The same as for referred articles.
Book Reviews Papers which focus on the summary of books and how they could come in handy for specific research themes or overall research fields. Written in Japanese, horizontal text, A4 size paper. 40 characters and 35 lines per page, no more than 4 pages in length.
Reports Reports of participating in conferences receiving subsidies from ASAJ (mainly upon request from ASAJ). Japanese or English.
Length requirements are the same as for referred articles.

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

5. If the characters of the manuscript need to be counted, MS Word "character count" will be used to count the 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 inserted in the place in the text with the appropriate size. For images, common data formats should be used. (TIF, JPG, PICT, PNG, BMP, EPS, PSD, etc.) Versions for software such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the OS used, should be stated.

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 a certification of this signed by the proofreader must be attached.

8. The numbering used for sections and clauses should be 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.

10. Citations within annotations should generally be handled according to the following rules. These rules apply for 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 listing methods may be approved in some cases, so please contact the editorial committee in advance.

11. The names of foreign people, places, and publications should be written in katakana, with the original language in parentheses after the first appearance for unusual terms. The language of book titles should be in italics.
 Person example: パトリック・ホワイト (Patrick White, 1912-90*)
  *Years of birth and death is only when the author deems it necessary.

12. Submission applications (downloadable from the association website) should include an attached listing of the Japanese title, English title, author's name and spelling in the English alphabet (full name), and affiliated organizations (up to the department), as well as the English name, contact address, phone number, and address for the applicable organizations. In some cases, English titles may be revised for accuracy by our editorial committee.

13. Manuscript submissions, application forms, and summaries should be attached to an email as data and sent to the prescribed address.

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

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

16. After our academic journal is published, PDF files of the article and other materials will be provided to the author by the printing organization. If you would like a printed copy, please make a request during the proofreading stage. Authors will be required to pay the fee for printed copies.

17. These provisions may not be strictly applied for invited articles requested by the editorial committee, book reviews, and reports.

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

19. As a general rule, the manuscripts will be digitized and made publicly available through J-STAGE when the next issue after their publication is released.

20. For manuscript submissions or related inquiries, use the contact address below.
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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