Asian Survey Style Sheet
Asian Survey welcomes articles dealing with contemporary political, social, economic, and strategic developments in South, Southeast, and East Asia. Accordingly, we are pleased to consider submissions with topics that focus on the countries and/or regions ranging from Russia and Japan to the northeast and east, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to the south and southeast, and Pakistan to the west. "Contemporary" is defined narrowly to mean recent articles that include historical background sections are welcome so long as these sections are essential to the analysis of contemporary developments. Comparative articles are especially welcome.
All manuscripts must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preferred file formats: WinWord 97/2000 or MacWord 98. Windows or Mac WordPerfect, RTF, or earlier Word formats acceptable. Please do NOT submit in PDF format.
- Length: Manuscripts should be 7,000-9,000 words in length.
- Paper: All manuscript and citation copy must be doublespaced throughout on 8.5 x 11-inch or A4-sized sheets of standard weight paper.
- Fonts: Please use a standard proportional font such as Times or Times New Roman (no non-English fonts, please!), 12-point size, and 1-inch/2.5-centimeter margins on all sides.
As manuscripts are sent out for anonymous review, self-identification of the author (i.e., on a title page, in headers or footers, or with references to other published work) should be avoided in at least one of the copies of the paper.
Asian Survey generally conforms to the The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), 14th edition; a glance at recent issues or correspondence with the Editorial Office should resolve any questions that may arise.
Citations can be formatted as either footnotes or endnotes, but they MUST BE DOUBLESPACED. Please refer to any issue of Asian Survey for examples; if CMS is available, refer to Documentation Style 1 (the "humanities" style).
We generally suggest that citations be used only (1) when a source is directly quoted, (2) if a source is required for a little-known or controversial subject or statement, and (3) in the case of brief additions of interesting or amplifying material.
The journal does not use bibliographies (please convert and incorporate into standard note form as indicated above), lists of interviews, or appendixes.
Internet citations should include the universal resource locator (URL), i.e., the address, for the material being cited. Be sure to include any date indicated at the home page; if not available, then provide the date when the information was accessed. Also, please be sure to include the "http://",
"Government Finalizes Revision of Labor Laws," Korea Times, December 4, 1996, p. 1, in Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS), Daily Report/East Asia (DR/EAS), December 6, 1996.
Government of the Republic of China, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Statistics on Exports and Imports, 1990-2000, [accessed August 16, 2000].
See http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/about/citation/ for a general guide on Internet citations.
If tables, figures, or maps are to be included, their dimensions should fit the journal's 4.5 x 7-inches format. Quantity should be kept to a minimum.
Please call out insert places in the text and append camera-ready copy at the end of the manuscript on separate sheets for each.
Line drawing and lettering should be of professional quality, e.g., not hand drawn and no dot matrix printing.
Manuscripts are evaluated anonymously by outside readers, whose recommendations are considered in the editorial decision. The decision-making review process takes about 3 months.