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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 Microsoft Word document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is Double-spaced; uses a 12-point font, Times New Roma; 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.

Author Guidelines

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Submitting your Manuscript

Notes to Contributors of Asian Review

  1. Asian Review welcomes submission of articles dealing with various aspects of Asia including political, economic, social, cultural, and foreign affairs. All contributions are subject to a fully anonymous reviewing process. We accept manuscripts for review all year round.
  2. Articles submitted to Asian Review should not have been previously published elsewhere and should not be under review for publication in other journals. Submitted manuscripts will not be returned to the author. Articles in Asian Review represent neither the views of the Institute of Asian Studies nor those of the editors. Responsibility for opinions expressed and the accuracy of facts published in articles and book reviews rests solely with the individual authors.
  3. Manuscripts should be typed in English and Should not exceed 6,000 words (including references). It is requested to include an abstract of around 150 words with a list of no more than six keywords, and a short bio-data of 3-5 lines. Book reviews should be limited to 800-1000 words.
  4. Manuscripts should be sent as a document file in Microsoft Word format, accompanied by a printout or pdf file, and by a letter giving the author’s name, affiliation and contact details. As Asian Review engages in double-blind reviews, authors’ names should be left off of the main text of their article. The entire document should be double-spaced and use 12-point Times New Roman font. Margins on all sides should be 1 inch (2.54 cm). Tables, figures, maps, and photos should be saved in separate files and not embedded in the text. All images should include captions and sources.
  5. Authors whose first language is not English should have their English-language manuscripts checked by a native speaker before submission.
  6. Referencing should follow the author-date method of in-text citation, giving the author’s surname, year of publication and page number(s) where relevant, for example, (Rudolph 2000, 13). A complete reference should appear at the end of the article. Footnotes are used only for adding useful information, not for references. Examples showing the system of citation are as follows:

6.1 According to Rudolph (2000), …

6.2 Rudolph (2000) found “………” (13).

6.3 Johnson’s study (cited in Rudolph 2000) found that ….

  1. Articles must include a full reference of works cited, following the Chicago style. Examples are as follows:

7.1 Albert, Michel. 1993. Capitalism against Capitalism. London: Whurr. Evans, Richard. 2009. “Nation Sign ‘Free Sky’ Accord.” Bangkok Post, January 25: B5.

7.2 Hanushek, Eric A., and Ludger WÖßmann. 2007. “The Role of Education Quality in Economic Growth.”Policy Research Working Paper 4122. Washington D.C.: World Bank.

7.3 Iwabuchi, Koichi. 2015. “Pop-culture Diplolmacy in Japan: Soft Power, Nation Branding and the Question of ‘International Cultural Exchange’.” International Journal of Cultural Policy 21 (4): 419-432. Accessed August 19, 2015. doi: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1042469

7.4 Dhiravegin, Likhit. 1999. Wiwatanakan kan mueang kan pokkhrong thai [Evolution of Thai Government and Politics]. Bangkok: Thammasat University Press. National Renewable Energy Laboratory. 2008. “Biofuels.” Accessed May 6.

7.5 Rudolph, Jürgen. 2000. “The Political Causes of the Asian Crisis.” In The Political Dimensions of the Asian Crisis, edited by Uwe Johannen, Jürgen Rudolph, and James Gomez, 13-93. Singapore: Select Books.

7.6 Vartaala, Teppo. 2001. “Hedging in Scientifically Oriented Discourse: Exploring Variation Variation According to Discipline and Intended Audience.” PhD diss., University of Tampere.

7.7 Wiener, Philip, ed. 1973. Dictionary of the History of Ideas, Vol. 4. New York: Scribner’s.

7.8 Wongboonsin, Kua, Philip Guest, and Vipan Prachuabmoh. 2004. “Demographic Change and the Demographic Dividend in Thailand.” Paper presented at the International Conference on the Demographic Window and Health Aging: Socioeconomic Challenges and Opportunities, Beijing, May 10-11, 2004.

For more about Chicago-style references, please consult the 16th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style issued in September 2010, or

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