Author Guidelines

Requirements for Manuscript Submission

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.

  • Manuscripts and images should be submitted electronically through the Editorial Manager online submission system ASIANetwork Exchange online management system ( You must register as an author on our website in order to submit articles and reviews. Inquiries may be directed to the Editors at
  • Electronic text should use MS Word-compatible software; include a PDF file if using non-standard characters. Low-resolution images and illustrations are acceptable for the review process; all images, tables and figures should include titles or captions. Please note that in the event of publication, the author is responsible for acquiring high-resolution images (300 dpi; .jpg) along with permission to publish them.
  • Article manuscripts, including notes and references, should range between 3,000 and 6,000 words, and must include a 150 word abstract and 5-6 key words at the beginning of the document.
  • Authors’ names must be left off of the manuscript, as ASIANetwork Exchange engages in double-blind reviews.
  • Manuscripts must be double-spaced with 12-point type and 1 inch margins including extracts, notes, and references, and formatted for letter-size (8.5 x 11 in.) paper if possible.
  • Notes should be as few as possible and appear at the end of the text. Bibliographical information should be headed "References"
  • Use parenthetical in-text citation, and author-date formatting for references per Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.), Chapter 15, or
  • Please use the following Romanization: Chinese: Pinyin; Japanese: Hepburn; Korean: McCune
  • Manuscripts submitted to ASIANetwork Exchange should not have been published elsewhere and should not be under review for publication elsewhere.

  • 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.

In addition to attention to the mission and vision statements of the Exchange, the Editors offer the following as guidelines for submissions of book and media reviews as well as pedagogical articles.

Book and Media Reviews

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 mission and vision, 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 ask you, in addition to the explication of the text’s arguments and goals, to make clear the various contexts in which a book or media source can be framed for undergraduates or for faculty.

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.

For example:

Haraway, Donna, When Species Meet, University of Minnesota Press, 2008, 423 pp, $24.95 (pbk), ISBN 978-0-8166-5046-0.

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.

Pedagogical Articles

As indicated in our mission statement below, the journal subscribes to the thinking exemplified in Ernest Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate (1990):

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).

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 (what is traditionally called “research”), yet are applicable to evaluating the other three types of  scholarly work (expressed in Boyer’s definition above). Thus, by one definition, the scholarship of teaching is teaching that is done in ways that meet these six goals. (

Authors may also wish to consult the following websites for more information about