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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.
  • 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).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • 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.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines


Article Length  5000-10,000 words

Submit electronically through the automated submission system at

Articles should be in US Letter size with Chicago Manual of Style footnotes.

Prepare a 150-word abstract, but leave name and other identifying information off article for blind review.

Style should follow Chicago Manual of Style guidelines. Spelling should be American.

Illustrations are welcome but it is the responsibility of the author to obtain rights and permissions.

Romanization of Japanese words should be in Modified Hepburn.,  e.g. shinbun, not shimbun. Chinese should be in Pinyin.  Korean in McClune-Reischauer.

Use macrons and diacritics as appropriate.

Numbers from one to one hundred should be written out except for dates and percentages.

Include a character list at the end for any important words or documents in the text.

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