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Asian Journal of Canadian Studies

Notes for Contributors


The Asian Journal of Canadian Studies invites scholarly submissions that will contribute to the journals aim of providing a forum for disseminating information and research on Canada in all disciplines. Published twice yearly (June and December), the AJCS is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the analysis and discussion of all aspects of Canadian society: political, economic, cultural, and social. The Journal welcomes contributions from established as well as younger scholars, and we seek to publish articles from across the social sciences and humanities. The Journal will also entertain proposals for Special Thematic Issues, jointly vesting the nomination of potential contributors with the Guest Editors. These proposals should clearly explain how the topic or theme fits with the aim of the AJCS. Responsibilities for reviewing manuscripts and making final editorial decisions remain with the journals editorial board. Manuscripts may be in the form of articles (in English or French; approximately 5,000-8,000 words), review essays or commentaries (3,000 words), or book reviews (1,000 words). Articles that are submitted must be original and should not be simultaneously under considerationeither in whole or in partfor publication elsewhere. Authors are requested to submit an electronic version (as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word) to: David Kim, Editor, at canadianstudies@korea.ac.kr Editorial Procedures All manuscripts accepted for consideration by Asian Journal of Canadian Studies (AJCS) are sent out anonymously to readers for evaluation. To protect anonymity, only the title should appear on the manuscript and all possible identifying information should be excluded from the body of the text. Attach a cover page with the title of the manuscript, and the name, affiliation and address of the author(s). The review process can take up to two months. Preparing the Manuscript Please follow these guidelines when you prepare your manuscript for submission. Manuscripts which do not conform to these guidelines will not be reviewed. Style: Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced throughout, including abstracts, endnotes, long quotations and references. Leave margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) on top, bottom, and sides. All the section headings should be designated by Roman numerals (I, II, III...), be capitalized and be in bold; subheadings should be designated by numerals (1, 2, 3) and
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be in bold with the first letter of each word capitalized only; and sub-subheadings should be designated by alphabets (a, b, c) and be italicized. In the text, put two spaces between the sentences. However, in the references and the end notes, put one space between the sentences. Our preferred word processing program is Microsoft Word. Abstract: All manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of about 100-150 words describing the aims, methods, findings and conclusions of the study. Keywords: A list of up to eight key words, expressing the precise content of the manuscript, should appear directly below the abstract. Biographical Sketch: A four to five line biographical paragraph describing each authors current affiliation, research areas, recent publications, and email address should accompany the manuscript. Footnotes: Footnotes, numbered sequentially (1, 2, 3) throughout the text, should be placed at the bottom of each page. Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should appear under a separate subtitle and should be positioned before the Notes and References. Illustrations: Illustrations, including charts, tables, diagrams, and maps, should be placed last, with one illustration per page. Location of illustrations should be indicated by a note in the text, e.g. Table 1 about here. Format of References in Text Identify all sources within the text, using the author-date system. Accordingly, all references are to be identified at the appropriate point in the text by last name of author, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, all within parentheses. Endnotes are to be used only for substantive observations. Specify subsequent citations of the same source in the same way as the first one; do not use ibid., op. cit., or loc. cit. 1. When authors name is in the text: Chan (1999). When authors name is not in text: (Wright, 1989). 2. Pagination follows year of publication: (Lee, 2001:35-36). 3. For more than three authors, use et al. 4. With more than one reference to an author in the same year, distinguish them by use of letters (a, b) attached to the year of publication: (Smith, 2000a) 5. Enclose a series of references with a single pair of parentheses, separated by semicolons: (Chan, 1999; Wright,
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1989; Lee, 2001; Smith, 2000a). 6. For newspaper and magazine articles, cite the name of the publication, followed by year (New York Times, 1987). Format for Bibliographical Citations List all items alphabetically by author, providing the full list of multiple authors and, within author(s), by year of publication, in an appendix titled References. Assemble a list of references according to the following style: Books: Janelli, Roger. 1993. Making Capitalism: The Social and Cultural Construction of a South Korean Conglomerate. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Edited volume: Tang, James T. H., ed. 1995. Human Rights and International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region. London: Pinter. Articles in journals: Minami, Ryoshin. 1981. Behavior of Income Shares in Labor Surplus Economy: Japans Experience. Economic Development and Cultural Change 29(2):333-52. Chapters in books: Huang, Mab. 1999. The Anti-Nuclear Power Movement in Taiwan: Claiming the Right to a Clean Environment. In Joanne R. Bauer and Daniel A. Bell, eds., The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights . New York: Cambridge University Press. Newspaper articles: New York Times. 2001. Japans Neighbors in Asia Benefit from Rise of Yen. August 24. Should you require any questions with regard to the style guideline of AJCS, please contact David Kim, Editor, canadianstudies@korea.ac.kr