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. 


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We accept unpublished materials on the study of Japonisme in the form of an article, book review, exhibition/catalogue review, or in other scholarly formats.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 It accepts unpublished manuscripts written in English or Japanese. The editorial board will arrange the translation of accepted manuscripts from English to Japanese (and vice versa). Depending on the number of submissions accepted for publication, the author may be requested to defray a part of the translation cost; we will notify the author at the time of the manuscript’s acceptance for publication if there is a need.  

Selection process:

Submissions will be refereed and peer reviewed. The selection will be determined by the editorial board and the Board of Directors.

Submission deadline:

May 31, 2020. 
If you are planning to submit a manuscript, please send the proposed title of your submission via email, fax or postcard to the Society’s office (contact information below) by April 30, 2020. Upon receipt, submission guidelines will be sent to the author, according to which the author will prepare the final 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. 


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 
2F Neo-Arakichō Bldg.
5-14 Arakichō 
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0007

Email Address:

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