Who is eligible to submit?
New Voices in Japanese Studies is open to outstanding researchers who are:
- Honours graduates, in or from Australia or New Zealand
- Master graduates, in or from Australia or New Zealand
- PhD candidates, in or from Australia and New Zealand
- New PhD graduates (within 1 year of graduation), in or from Australia and New Zealand
- Based in the humanities or social sciences, with a focus on Japan
How frequently are new volumes published?
In principle, the journal is annual, but frequency has fluctuated in the past due to the number and quality of submissions received and other circumstances.
How can I find out about Calls for Papers or new volumes?
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Does New Voices in Japanese Studies have a Style Guide?
Yes. The Style Guide is included in the submission packages, which become available when a call for papers opens. Outside of the call for papers period, a sample Style Guide can be found in the sample submission packages on the Call for Papers page. Note that the Style Guide is updated each year, so if you plan to submit, be sure to consult the official Style Guide that is released with the call for papers that you are responding to.
What is the word limit for submissions?
Between 5000 and 8000 words (including footnotes but not References list).
What kinds of submissions are accepted?
New Voices in Japanese Studies only accepts original, sole-authored academic papers that have not been published elsewhere.
Are there any costs to authors for publishing?
No. New Voices in Japanese Studies is a non-profit initiative fully funded by The Japan Foundation, Sydney to support emerging researchers in its local region. No fees are charged to authors at any part of the process, and content is also completely free and open access for readers.
How do I submit?
When a call for papers is open, submission packages will be available for download from our Call for Papers page. Please download and use the submission package most relevant to you. For example, if you are a recent Honours graduate and plan to submit a paper based on your Honours thesis, use the Honours Graduate submission package. If you are a PhD candidate and are planning to submit a paper based on your PhD thesis, use the PhD Candidate package. If you are unsure, contact the editors.
What happens after I submit?
A sample breakdown of the editorial process from submission to publication is included at the end of the Submission Guidelines, which can be found in each of the submission packages on the Call for Papers page.
Who holds copyright of the published articles?
Information on copyright and licensing can be found on our Permissions page.