When preparing a manuscript, please note that ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts
is committed to publishing current research, as well as high-quality
pedagogical essays written by specialists and non-specialists alike. We
are particularly interested in publishing articles that are suitable for
incorporation in the undergraduate classroom. Authors are encouraged to
consult the most recent issues for guidance on style and formatting.
In addition to attention to the Focus and Scope statements of the Exchange, the Editors offer the following additional guidelines, including specific guidance for submissions of pedagogical articles, and book and media reviews.
For pedagogical and research articles, please use parenthetical in-text citation, and author-date formatting for references per Chicago Manual of Style (17th ed.), Chapters 14 and 15. Alternatively, you may consult The Chicago Manual of Style Online.
The Exchange publishes current research articles and prioritises those that address the needs of the undergraduate classroom. Please see below for manuscript structure requirements.
As a scholarly journal dedicated to
peer review, the Exchange provides a format and forum for the publication
of current research that interrogates Ernest Boyer’s four categories of professorial scholarship: discovery (disciplinary research),
application (applying scholarship to address societal issues of concern),
integration (interdisciplinary collaboration), and teaching (pedagogical innovation), as outlined in Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate
Scholarly work that is expressly about teaching has come to be known as the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). SoTL submissions to the journal should have:
1. Clear goals
2. Adequate preparation
3. Appropriate methods
4. Significant results
5. Effective presentation
6. Reflective critique
These goals were chosen to be familiar to faculty members in the context of evaluating the scholarship of discovery (traditionally called “research”), yet applicable to evaluating other types of scholarly work as expressed in Boyer’s above definition. Thus, by one definition, the SoT is teaching that is done in ways that meet these six goals. See, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching.
Authors may also wish to consult the following websites for more information
Georgia Southern University's portal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
University of Central Florida's Faculty Center on SoTL and DBER
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (IU Press)
Book reviews should be between 800-1000 words, and should contain a clear and precise explication of the text’s central arguments and goals. Reviews for the Exchange should reflect the journal’s focus and scope, thus focusing on books, films, websites or even blogs that present materials in a context ready to be implemented by area and non-area specialists alike in the undergraduate classroom. In your review, we therefore ask, in addition to the explication of the text’s arguments and goals, that you make clear the various contexts in which a book or media source can be framed for undergraduates or for faculty.
For book reviews, please format the book citation at the beginning of your review as follows:
Author last name, first name, Book Title, Publisher, date of publication, number of pages (# pp), price, (hardback or soft cover), ISBN number.
Haraway, Donna, When Species Meet, University of Minnesota Press, 2008, 423 pp, $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 978-0-8166-5046-0.
For film/media reviews, please format the film citation at the beginning of your review using the following example:
Shugendō Now. Directed by Jean-Marc Abela. Produced by Mark P. McGuire. Montréal: Empower Productions, 2009, 88 minutes. Japanese with narration. English, French, and Spanish subtitles and narration. Individual use C$20; Public/Educational use C$150. Free copies for review, upon request.
Articles in ASIANetwork Exchange represent neither the views of ASIANetwork nor those of the ASIANetwork Exchange editors. The Editors are responsible for the final selection of content of ASIANetwork Exchange and reserve the right to reject any material deemed inappropriate for publication. Responsibility for opinions expressed and the accuracy of facts published in articles and reviews rests solely with the individual authors.