SUBMISSION GUIDELINES,STYLE GUIDELINES

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submission overview

1. The Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies is published by the International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba. The journal aims to promote open debate through publishing the results of leading research in Japanese Studies and welcomes submissions from the perspectives of cross-national and international studies (encompassing politics, economics, society, media, culture, language, fine arts, and literature).

2. Manuscripts that contribute to the purpose outlined in (1) and to the International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program’s educational practice and research activities will be considered.

3. Only unpublished manuscripts or manuscripts that are not under review elsewhere will be considered. Manuscripts based on oral presentations and outlines of such presentations will be considered if so identified. Manuscripts that significantly overlap in content with those submitted to other academic journals or research bulletins will not be accepted. Co-authored manuscripts should include a statement as to the contribution by each author (pages or sections) or, if difficult to specify pages, note the contributions of each author at the end of the manuscript.

4. The following types of manuscripts will be considered:

A) Research papers: Empirically-based papers or theoretically-based papers in areas including international, comparative, or linguistic studies pertaining to research concerning Japan. Empirically-based manuscripts will be considered on the basis of their review of research topics from previous studies, examination by verifiable methods, and the presentation of results. Theoretically-based manuscripts will be considered on the basis of their review of research topics from previous studies, theoretical examination and critical approaches to critique, analysis, and interpretation, and their contributions to new viewpoints and concepts in education or research.

B) Other papers: Research notes, review articles, research reports about surveys, reports about educational or research activities, or reports about research projects. Research notes should include the following features: (1) Perspectives including trends in research and actual practice, as well as recommendations for research; (2) Papers that focus on the introduction of historical and factual materials that include discussions; and (3) Papers that describe groundbreaking and pioneering research activities.

Eligibility for submissions

5. Those who are eligible to submit to the journal are as follows: A) University-affiliated faculty members (in Japan and abroad; contributors must provide their affiliation, title, phone number, and institutional email address. In order to confirm affiliation, free email addresses such as Gmail and private email addresses are not acceptable.). B) Researchers, students, and short-term program students who are affiliated with the International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program or alumni of the program. C) Other contributors as deemed eligible by the editorial committee. 6. There is no limit to the number of manuscripts that may be submitted.

Submission format

7. Manuscripts must be written in either Japanese or English and formatted for A4-size paperusing word processing software. In the case of Japanese, manuscripts must be written horizontally. There is a 20,000-character limit for manuscripts written in Japanese, and a 7,000-word limit for manuscripts written in English, including the title, footnotes, references, graphs, figures, tables, and acknowledgements. These limits are strictly applied. In principle, manuscripts are required to follow the Style Guidelines that are available on the program’s website.

8. Each manuscript must be submitted with a cover sheet that includes: (1) Author(s’) name(s), (2) Paper title, (3) Affiliated institution(s), (4) Abstract (about 300 words), and (5) Keywords (3 to 5 words)

9. Prior to submission, it is recommended that English-language manuscripts be checked by a native English speaker and Japanese-language manuscripts be checked by a native Japanese speaker.

10. Manuscripts may be submitted to the head of the editorial committee by post (please see address below) or may be submitted electronically as attachments sent to journal@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp. Manuscripts postmarked later than May 31 or manuscripts arriving as email attachments after May 31 will not be accepted.

Other

11. In principle, originally submitted manuscripts may not be replaced by updated versions, and submitted manuscripts will not be returned.

Notification

12. Decisions as to acceptance, conditional acceptance with revisions, or rejection will be made by the editorial committee of International and Advanced Japanese Studies, based on the reviews of double-blind referees appointed by the committee. The decisions (acceptance, conditional acceptance with revisions, or rejection) will be sent to contributors by email during August. Contributors may be requested to revise their submissions based on the results of such reviews. 13. Inclusions of other papers will be decided pursuant to the editorial committee’s reviews.

14. Authors whose papers have been accepted for the journal must prepare the manuscript for publication and submit it through email by the due date designated by the editorial committee.

15. The authors of the papers appearing in a volume of the journal will receive two copies of the volume. In addition, papers published in the journal will be stored electronically in the Tsukuba Repository (University of Tsukuba Library). The papers will be also available in PDF format on the program’s website.

Publication schedule

16. The journal is published at least once per year. Supplements may also be published.

Address for submissions and/or inquiries

Editorial Committee, International and Advanced Japanese Studies Journal
International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken,
JAPAN 305-8571
journal@japan.tsukuba.ac.jp







STYLE GUIDELINES

I. Structure

1) Manuscripts should be numbered as follows with a heading for each section and subsection.
1.
  (1)
   (a)
    (i)

(2) Submissions to the journal should be papers concerning educational practice and research activities in the program that contribute to the purpose outlined in 1.(1).

(3) Submissions to the journal are limited to unpublished and papers that have not been submitted elsewhere. However, papers based on oral presentations and general outlines of such presentations will be considered. Manuscripts submitted to other academic journals or research bulletins, or submissions with significantly overlapping content to those previously published in the journal, will not be accepted.

(4) Submissions in the following forms will be considered.

A) Research papers: Empirically-based papers or theoretically-based papers in areas including international, comparative, or linguistic studies pertaining to research concerning Japan. Empirically-based papers will be considered on the basis of their review of research topics from previous studies, examination by verifiable methods, and the presentation of results. Theoretically-based papers will be considered on the basis of their review of research topics from previous studies, theoretical examination and critical approaches to critique, analysis, and interpretation, and their contributions to new viewpoints and concepts in education or research.

B) Other papers: Submissions including research notes and research reports relating to materials involving survey content deemed useful to education practice and research activities. Submissions in the form of research notes should include the following features: (1) Perspectives including trends in research and factual situations, and recommendations put into place based on research; (2) Papers that seek to emphasize the introduction of historical and information-based viewpoints, and that add to [existing] discussions; and (3) Papers that include other groundbreaking and pioneering research activities.

(5) Decisions as to acceptance, conditional acceptance with revisions, or rejection will be decided by the editorial committee of International and Advanced Japanese Studies and be based on the submitted reports of two double-blind referees.

2.Eligibility for submissions

(1) Those eligible to submit to the journal are as follows:

A) University faculty members, including joint appointments to the International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program, adjunct lecturers, and former faculty members. However, upon submitting the manuscript, contributors must provide their affiliation, contact information, their institutional email address provided by their affiliated institution (in order to confirm affiliation, free email addresses such as Gmail and private email addresses are not acceptable), telephone number, and other details.

B) Faculty affiliated with the International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program.

C) Students affiliated with the International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program or alumni of the program.

D) Students currently affiliated with the Advanced Japanese Studies Program through its short-term programs.

E) Other contributors as deemed eligible by the editorial committee.

(2) Submissions are limited to manuscripts containing content that has not been previously published. However, manuscripts that are based on oral presentations and clearly stated as such are acceptable for review. Manuscripts that are under consideration by other journals or collections of papers at the time of submission are not acceptable for review. In the case of multiple authors, contributors should indicate at the end of the manuscript the contributions of each author. In the case that each author’s individual contribution with regard to writing the manuscript is unclear, contributors should provide information regarding each author’s contributory role.

(3) There is no limit as the number of papers that a contributor may submit.

3. Notification

The editorial committee will base its decision on the reviews prepared by two referees appointed by the committee. Contributors may be requested to revise their submissions based on the results of such reviews.

4. Submission format

(1) Papers must be written in either Japanese or English. In the case of Japanese, papers must be written horizontally.

(2) Papers must be formatted for A4 size on high-quality paper using word processing software.

(3) The limit for papers written in Japanese is 20,000 characters, and the limit for papers written in English is 7,000 words. The character and word limits include footnotes, references, graphs, figures, tables, numerical tables, and acknowledgements. In addition to the main text of the paper, the respective character and word counts also include the corresponding spacing for the title, footnotes, references, graphs, figures, tables, numerical tables, and acknowledgements.

(4) Figures, tables, and graphs are to be placed in the appropriate areas in the paper.

(5) In the case of English, periods should be placed where necessary followed by one space.

(6) Papers must be formatted in the following order: (1) Title; (2) Author(s’) name(s); (3)Affiliated institution(s); (4) Abstract; (5) Keywords; (6) Main text; (7) Footnotes; (8) References within the text (including page numbers); (9) Other information; and (10) Acknowledgements. Pages should also be appropriately numbered.

(7) In order to aim for fairness in reviews of submitted manuscripts, attention will be paid to the following points:

A) One version of the paper must be prepared for review purposes by indicating only the title of the paper and not including the author(s’) name(s) and their affiliated institution(s).

B) On a separate sheet of paper, contributors must indicate the title of the paper, author name(s), affiliated institution(s) and position title(s), contact information (address, telephone number, and email address). In the case of Japanese-language manuscripts, both Japanese and English titles are to be prepared. With regard to the author(s’) name(s), in the case of Japanese-language manuscripts, the author(s’) name(s) are to be written in Japanese with the English romanization appended below. With regard to the title of the author(s’) institutions, in the case of Japanese-language manuscripts, romanization (in italics) is to follow the Japanese title.

C) Identifying notations such as references to the author(s) by name in the text, their own references, or to previous publications are to be deleted.

D) In the case wherein a contributor prepares a “Research Note” submission, the phrase “Research Note” should precede the title of the submission.

(8) One copy of the manuscript is to be submitted. As a rule, originally submitted manuscripts will not be exchanged for updated versions, and submitted manuscripts will not be returned. In addition, each manuscript should have a 300-word abstract in English or an 800-word abstract in Japanese attached.

(9) Prior to submission, it is recommended that English-language manuscripts be checked by a native English speaker and Japanese-language manuscripts be checked by a native Japanese speaker.

5. Publication schedule

The journal will be published one or more times per year. Supplements may also be prepared.

6. Other

(1) Submitted manuscripts should be sent to the head of the editorial committee at the office address noted below to arrive by August 31. Manuscripts may also be submitted electronically as attachments sent to アドレス. Manuscripts arriving by post later than August 31 or manuscripts arriving as email attachments and dating later than 23:59 on August 31 will not be accepted.

(2) Manuscripts not submitted in the format and style indicated above will not be accepted for review. Particular attention will be paid to limits in the number of characters and/or words.

(3) Submitted manuscripts will be carefully evaluated by the editorial committee of International and Advanced Japanese Studies. Results of the review process (acceptance, conditional acceptance with revisions, or rejection) will be sent to all authors of the submitted manuscript in December of the appropriate year.

(4) Authors whose papers have been accepted for the journal will further prepare the manuscript for publication and submit it by email to the designated email address by a date designated by the editorial committee.

(5) Authors of papers appearing in International and Advanced Japanese Studies will receive two copies of the journal. In addition, papers published in the journal will be stored electronically in the Tsukuba Repository (University of Tsukuba Library). Papers are available in PDF format as well from this program’s website.

7. Address for submissions and/or inquiries

Editorial Committee
International and Advanced Japanese Studies Journal
International and Advanced Japanese Studies Program
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki-ken,
JAPAN 305-8571
address

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Journal of International and Advanced Japanese Studies
国際日本研究

Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
筑波大学大学院 人文社会科学研究科国際日本研究専攻

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