How to Submit a Manuscript for Consideration

The Society for the Study of Japonisme is accepting submissions of articles and other texts to be published in our upcoming annual publication (no. 40, 2020). Please follow the submission guidelines below.

Eligibility: 

Submission is limited to regular members and student members of the Society for the Study of Japonisme. If you are not currently a member, you must first apply and be approved of your membership before your submission can be considered.

Types of manuscripts considered:  

We accept unpublished materials on the study of Japonisme in the form of an article, book review, exhibition/catalogue review, or in other scholarly formats.

Language(s) of submission and publication: 

Studies of Japonisme is a bilingual publication in English and Japanese. It accepts unpublished manuscripts written in English or Japanese. You may submit your manuscript in one of these languages, but are required to prepare final manuscripts in both English and Japanese if your manuscript is accepted for publication. When you submit your manuscript, please let us know if you need to have a translator or proofreader arranged by the Society if your manuscript is accepted.

Selection process:

Submissions will be refereed and peer reviewed. The selection will be determined by the Society’s executive board of directors.

Submission deadline:

May 31, 2021.
Please submit your manuscript electronically (e.g. e-mail attachment, Dropbox, etc.) by May 31, 2021. Please also let us know by this date if you need to have a translator or proofreader arranged by the Society if your manuscript is accepted. If you are planning to submit a manuscript, please send the proposed title of your submission by email by April 30, 2021. Upon receipt, submission guidelines will be sent to the author, according to which the author will prepare the manuscript.

Maximum length of the manuscript:

20,000 letters (for Japanese texts) or 9,000 words (for English texts), including notes. Please submit both a digital version (saved on a data storage device of your choice such as CD-ROM, USB) and a printed copy.

Illustrations:

No more than 20 images. The image data should be in high resolution and be of printable quality (e.g. JPEG file, resolution more than 360dpi). Please submit both the digital data (saved on a digital storage device of your choice) and printed copies. Please also number the illustrations and provide caption information including the name of the artist, the title of the work, and the year of production in English (and also in Japanese, if possible). Please note that the author is responsible for obtaining copyright permission for the images and paying the fees.

Please send all materials to:

The Society for the Study of Japonisme c/o World Meeting, Inc.

Email Address: japonisme@world-meeting.co.jp

Fax no.: 81-(0)3-3341-1830