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Submission deadlines for papers

October 15, 2018 (Master/PhD)
November 5, 2018 (Honours)

Deadlines for reviews by consultation.

Overview

New Voices in Japanese Studies (NVJS) is calling for papers for Volume 11, which is scheduled for publication in mid-2019.

Who can submit?

NVJS is a peer-reviewed open-access journal showcasing outstanding Japan-related research by emerging scholars with ties to Australia and New Zealand. NVJS accepts submissions from Honours graduates, Master (Research) graduates, PhD candidates and recent PhD graduates in or from Australia or New Zealand. Postgraduates and new PhD graduates from outside of Australia and New Zealand who have recently presented at selected area studies conferences in Australia are also eligible to submit. For details, see the Eligibility Criteria below.

What kinds of submissions does NVJS accept?

Papers must be original, unpublished sole-authored work of 5,000–8,000 words in length, written in English, and from the humanities or social sciences (or a related discipline) with a focus on Japan. For details, see the Submission Guidelines.

From Volume 11, NVJS will trial a new Reviews section. Reviews should be approx. 1,000 words in length (600-800 words for article reviews) and focus on a publication that meets the criteria on the Review Guidelines.

How are submissions reviewed?

All academic papers submitted to New Voices in Japanese Studies are rigorously reviewed internally by the Guest Editor and Series Editor, and independently double-blind peer reviewed by at least two experts in relevant fields prior to publication. See the Editorial Process for further details.

Reviews are reviewed internally by the Guest Editor and Series Editor. External expertise may be sought as required.

Eligibility Criteria

To see if you are eligible to submit to NVJS, choose the tab that best represents your current (or most recent) university enrolment status and check the criteria.

As an Honours-level contributor, you are eligible to submit if you and your work satisfy each of the criteria (1– 4) below.

1. Citizenship/Residency
You must be:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand

OR

  • be/have been enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university for the period of your Honours candidature.

2. Research Credentials
You must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who completed (or will have completed) their Honours thesis at any university between November 2013 and November 2018

OR

  • an Honours graduate of any nationality who completed (or will have completed) their thesis at an Australian or New Zealand university between November 2013 and November 2018

3. Academic record
You must:

  • have been awarded Honours II.I or above (or overseas equivalent)

AND

  • be able to submit a written recommendation from your supervisor

4. Content of Paper
Your paper must:

  • be related to Japan

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own original work

AND

  • not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere

AND

  • be referenced and formatted according to the NVJS Style Guide (available in the Submission Package).

*Note: These guidelines apply to Honours graduates only. Master graduates, PhD candidates and recent PhD graduates should refer to the specific guidelines for their category.

As a Master-level contributor, you are eligible to submit if you and your work satisfy each of the criteria (1–4) below.

1. Citizenship/Residency

You must be:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand

OR

  • be/have been enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university for the period of your Master candidature.

2. Research Credentials

You must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who completed (or will have completed) their Master thesis at any university between November 2013 and November 2018

OR

  • a Master graduate of any nationality who completed (or will have completed) their Master thesis at an Australian or New Zealand university between November 2013 and November 2018

3. Academic record

You must:

  • have been awarded a Master degree
  • have achieved Honours II.I or above (or overseas equivalent) in your Honours year

AND

  • be able to submit a written recommendation from your supervisor

4. Content of Paper

Your paper must:

  • be related to Japan

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own original work

AND

  • not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere

AND

  • be referenced and formatted according to the NVJS Style Guide (included in this submission package).

*Note: These guidelines apply to Master graduates only. Honours graduates, PhD candidates and recent PhD graduates should refer to the specific guidelines for their category. 

As a PhD candidate, you are eligible to submit if you and your work satisfy each of the criteria (1 – 4) below.

1. Citizenship/Residency
You must be:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand

OR

  • be/have been enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university for the period of your PhD candidature.

2. Research Credentials
You must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled as a PhD candidate (at any university)

OR

  • a PhD candidate (of any nationality) who is currently enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university

3. Academic record
You must:

  • have achieved Honours II.I or above (or overseas equivalent) in your Honours year

AND

  • be able to submit a written recommendation from your supervisor

4. Content of Paper
Your paper must:

  • be related to Japan

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own original work

AND

  • not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere

AND

  • be referenced and formatted according to the NVJS Style Guide (included in this submission package).

*Note: These guidelines apply to PhD candidates only. Honours graduates, Master graduates and recent PhD graduates should refer to the specific guidelines for their category. 

As a recent PhD graduate, you are eligible to submit if you and your work satisfy each of the criteria (1 – 4) below.

1. Citizenship/Residency
You must be:

  • a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or New Zealand

OR

  • be/have been enrolled at an Australian or New Zealand university for the period of your PhD candidature.

2. Research Credentials
You must be:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident who graduated with a PhD (from any university) in 2017 or later.

OR

  • a PhD graduate (of any nationality) who was awarded their PhD from an Australian or New Zealand university in 2017 or later.

3. Academic record
You must:

  • be able to submit a written recommendation from your supervisor

4. Content of Paper
Your paper must:

  • be related to Japan

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own original work

AND

  • not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere

AND

  • be referenced and formatted according to the NVJS Style Guide (included in this submission package).

*Note: These guidelines apply to recent PhD graduates only. Honours graduates, Master graduates, PhD candidates and Graduate Workshop participants should refer to the specific guidelines for their category. 

As a postgraduate presenter at the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) or Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) conference, you are eligible to submit if you and your work satisfy each of the criteria (1 – 4) below.

1. ASAA / JSAA presenter
You must have:

  • presented at either the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) or Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) conference in 2017 or 2018

2. Postgraduate Research Student or Recent PhD Graduate
You must be:

  • currently enrolled as a PhD candidate at any university

OR

  • a Master or PhD graduate (of any nationality) who completed their thesis at any university in 2017 or later

3. Citizenship/Residency
You can be:

  • a citizen of any country

OR

  • enrolled at or a graduate of a university in any country

4. Academic record
You must:

  • show evidence of a strong academic record

AND

  • be able to submit a written recommendation from your supervisor (in English)

5. Content of Paper
Your paper must:

  • be related to Japan

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own original work

AND

  • not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere

AND

  • be edited by a professional editor if you are not a native speaker of English

AND

  • be referenced and formatted according to the NVJS Style Guide (included in this submission package).

*Note: These guidelines apply to ASAA/JSAA Postgraduate Presenters only. Local Honours graduates, Master graduates, PhD candidates and recent PhD graduates should refer to the specific guidelines for their category. 

How to Submit

Submit a Paper

Submit a Review

※ Eligible authors who are interested in reviewing for NVJS can also register on our Reviewer Database.

Click to download the poster (A3).

Enquiries

For queries, or to request a Call for Papers poster for your university, please contact:

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