Asia in Focus is now in its second year of publication. Thus far we have published an extremely wide range of subject areas from political economy and societal change, to international relations, popular culture, literature, education and film. We demand a high academic standard of our authors, and we give in-depth feedback in order to give extra guidance, more than one might find in a mainstream academic journal. We believe if early career researchers receive good guidance it inspires confidence and a quest for quality.
Download the Call for Papers document here.
Asia in Focus is an English language journal and the geographical focus is Asia spanning from Central Asia to Oceania and excludes Australia and New Zealand. We welcome papers written by PhD and Masters who:
Are studying or recently finished their Masters or PhD in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
Are/Were registered at an institute of higher education located in the Nordic Region OR at a member institute of Asia Scholars EU during their studies within the last year.
Have written an academic essay or article of approximately 3500 words on a subject involving one or more Asian countries
Asia Scholars EU member institutions are:
- Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental (CEAO), Madrid
- GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg
- Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen
- Institut d'Asie Oriental (IAO), Lyon
- Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", Heidelberg
- International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden
- Institutul Roman de Studii Euro-Asiatice (IRSEA), Bucharest.
While we warmly welcome paper submissions all year round, this call is specifically for authors who wish to be published in Asia in Focus Issue 6, Summer 2018. We accept academic articles, academic essays and book reviews. All papers submitted must have be of a good standard of English in order to be put forward for review.
Deadline for submissions is 8th January 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you submit two/three documents as attachments in MS Word format or similar.
Access the template here.
Your institutional affiliation (university/college and department)
Your field of study and academic discipline
Your primary research interests
If you have recently graduated state the month/year that you completed your studies
The title of the paper
A statement confirming that you have received permission to quote interviewees, publish pictures, maps and such in a public open source journal.
A statement indicating whether you are submitting an academic article, an academic essay, or a book review
A statement confirming whether we may publish your email address
At the top of the first page of your review, give a complete bibliographic citation for the book. This includes full names of authors, complete book title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, number of pages, special features (such as illustrated/heavily illustrated, an enclosed DVD, foreword by a noteworthy individual etc.), ISBN number, and hardcover or paperback edition.
Maximum length for a book review is 1,000 words
No abstract is needed
Do not use footnotes
When quoting from the book or citing examples, include the page number for reference
At the end of the review, include your name, title and institutional affiliation