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Author Guidelines


Format: Papers and reviews should be submitted in both MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) and PDF files.  

Sumbission: The papers without a name should be submitted with the registration on the web site of AS: and it should contain a statement that the paper has not been previously published and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. 

Information on authors: The following information should be filled out when registrating on the web page: name of the author(s), academic title or position, institution, mailing address, e-mailaddress.

Length: Academic papers should be around 7000 words long, reviews up to 1500 words.

Language: Papers should be written in English, or Japanese, Chinese and Korean. All sent papers should be already proof-read.  

Abstract and Summary: Papers should contain an abstract, which shouldnot exceed 100 words in English and in the language of the paper, followed by 5 keywords in both languages. In the case of language other than English, there should be added a 200-300 word summary in English.

Reviewing: Papers are double peer-reviewed by experts of the similar academic field and assessed by the journal’s international editorial board.

References:  The referencing system should comply with the Chicago Manual of Style – author-date system. References in themain text should be precise, giving page references where necessary; for example, (Clahsen 1991, 252) or, as in Brown et al. (1991, 252). All referencesin the text should also appear in the References section at the end of the paper List of references should be placed at the end of the written text and arranged in the alphabetical order according to author’s surname. 

Literature in Chinese, Japanese and Korean should follow the above-examples adding the characters and English translation.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  1. Authors are confirming that they are the authors of the submitting article, which will be published (print and online) in journal Asian Studies by Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Aškerčeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia). Author’s name will be evident in the article in journal. All decisions regarding layout and distribution of the work are in hands of the publisher.
  2. Authors guarantee that the work is their own original creation and does not infringe any statutory or common-law copyright or any proprietary right of any third party. In case of claims by third parties, authors commit their self to defend the interests of the publisher, and shall cover any potential costs.
  3. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  4. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
  5. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work.


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