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SUBMISSION DEADLINES FOR PAPERS

October 14, 2019 (Master/PhD)
November 4, 2019 (Honours)

Deadlines for reviews by consultation.

Overview

New Voices in Japanese Studies (NVJS) is calling for papers for Volume 12, which is scheduled for publication in mid-2020.

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 other countries who have recently presented at a conference in either Australia or New Zealand are also eligible to submit. For details, see the Eligibility Criteria below.

What kinds of submissions does NVJS accept?

New Voices in Japanese Studies only accepts original, sole-authored academic papers and reviews that have not been published or submitted elsewhere. Manuscripts must be from the humanities, social sciences or related disciplines, must be related to Japan and must be written by an Honours, Masters or PhD student/recent graduate with ties to Australia or New Zealand. Only English-language submissions will be considered. Note that creative non-fiction manuscripts are not accepted. For further details, see the Submission Guidelines.

Papers must be 5,000-8,000 words in length. 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

OR

  • have recently presented your work at an academic conference in Australia or New Zealand.

2. Research Credentials
You must:

  • have completed your Honours thesis between November 2014 and November 2019.

 

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 based in the humanities, social sciences or a related discipline

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own sole-authored 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

OR

  • have recently presented your work at an academic conference in Australia or New Zealand.

 

2. Research Credentials

You must:

  • have completed (or be scheduled to complete) your Master thesis between November 2014 and November 2019.

 

3. Academic record

You must:

  • have been awarded a Master (Research) 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 based in the humanities, social sciences or a related discipline

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own sole-authored 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

OR

  • have recently presented your work at an academic conference in Australia or New Zealand.

 

2. Research Credentials
You must be:

  • currently enrolled as a PhD candidate.

 

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 based in the humanities, social sciences or a related discipline

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own sole-authored 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

OR

  • have recently presented your work at an academic conference in Australia or New Zealand.

 

2. Research Credentials
You must:

  • have graduated with a PhD 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 based in the humanities, social sciences or a related discipline

AND

  • be of a high academic standard

AND

  • be your own sole-authored 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. 

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.

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