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Author Guidelines

Feature Articles

A. Manuscripts should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words, including endnotes. 

B. The cover page should include a title, the author's name, position, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number, along with a bio of less than 50 words.

C. The second page should include the title and an abstract no longer than 150 words.

D. The third page should include the title followed by the text. This and subsequent pages should not include the author's name or identifying information.

E. The manuscript should have one-inch margins on all sides, use 12-point Times New Roman font, and be double-spaced (including tables, endnotes, quotations, and figures).

F. The Asia Journal of Global Studies follows the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 5th Edition.

Asian Perspectives

In this section, which is by invitation only, scholars from Asia express their personal views on regional and global issues. The length of such commentary should be between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Specifications are the same as for feature articles. 

Readers Forum 

Readers are encouraged to submit their reactions to a specific article published in a recent issue. Submissions should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words. Participants should include their name, position, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number, along with a bio of less than 50 words.

Book Reviews

Single book reviews should be no more than 700 words in length. Double book reviews can be up to 1,200 words. At the top of the review, please include the following information: Author's name, Book Title, place of publication: publisher, date of publication, total number of pages, ISBN number, price ($US dollars).

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 Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
3. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g., http://pkp.sfu.ca).
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, (see below).

Open Journal Systems - Ensuring a Blind Peer Review

To ensure the integrity of the blind peer-review for submission to this journal, every effort should be made to prevent the identities of the authors and reviewers from being known to each other. This involves the authors, editors, and reviewers (who upload documents as part of their review) checking to see if the following steps have been taken with regard to the text and the file properties:

1 - The authors of the document have deleted their names from the text, with "Author" and year used in the references and footnotes, instead of the authors' name, article title, etc.

2 - With Microsoft Office documents, author identification should also be removed from the properties for the file.

For Microsoft 2003 and previous versions, and Macintosh versions of Word:
Under the File menu select: Save As > Tools (or Options with a Mac) > Security > Remove personal information from file properties on save > Save.

For MacIntosh Word 2008 (and future versions)
Under the File menu select "Properties."
Under the Summary tab remove all of the identifying information from all of the fields.
Save the File.

For Microsoft 2007 (Windows):
Click on the office button in the upper-left hand corner of the office application
Select "Prepare" from the menu options.
Select "Properties" for the "Prepare" menu options.
Delete all of the information in the document property fields that appear under the main menu options.
Save the document and close the document property field section.

For Microsoft 2010 (Windows):
Under the File menu select "Prepare for sharing."
Click on the "Check for issues" icon.
click on "inspect document" icon.
Uncheck all of the checkboxes except "Document Properties and Personal information".
Run the document inspector, which will then do a search of the document properties and indicated if any document property fields contain any information.
If the document inspector finds that some of the document properties contain information it will notify you and give you the option to "Remove all," which you will click to remove the document properties and personal information from the document.
For PDF files:

3 - With PDFs, the authors' names should also be removed from Document Properties found under File on Adobe Acrobat's main menu.

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ISSN: ISSN 1884-0264