Call for Papers 

Asia in Focus is now in its third 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.

We are currently not receiving any new submissions. 

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We welcome papers written by PhD and Masters who:

  • Are studying or have recently finished (within 1-2 years) their Masters or PhD in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
  • Are/Were registered at any European institute of higher education

However, we do not accept manuscripts from individuals who are currently employed as an Associate or Assistant Professor

About Your Submission

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 8, Autumn 2019. 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.

We welcome submissions of:

  • Academic articles (3150 words minimum, 3850 words maximum)
  • Academic essays (3150 words minimum, 3850 words maximum)
  • Book reviews (1000 words)

Extended deadline for submissions is 5 May 2019. Click here to submit.

NOTE: We are making the transition to using the Danish Royal Library platform for our editorial process. Please bear with us as we enter this new territory! Thank you in anticipation.

When you submit, be sure to include the following:

Basic Information

Your Name

Your institutional affiliation (university/college and department)

Your level of study (i.e. PhD or Master), field of study, academic discipline

The month/year that you completed or expect to complete your studies

Your primary research interests

The title of the paper

Five keywords

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, and your email address

The Manuscript (articles and essays)

Title of the paper

Five keywords

200 word abstract

Paper length is 3500 words (+/- 350 words), excluding abstract, title, photos, graphs and references

For references use parenthetical in-text APA style. Access The Basics of APA Style tutorial here.

Do not include page of contents, footnotes, endnotes or appendices.

The Manuscript (book reviews)

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

Graphs, Figures and Tables etc.

Place all graphs, figures and tables in their original format and size in a separate document AS WELL AS including them in the main paper

Indicate clearly the number and title of each

Include the title of the essay or article