Author Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Notes for Contributors

Asian Journal of Canadian Studies (AJCS) invites scholarly submissions that will contribute to the journal’s aim of providing a forum for disseminating information and research on Canada in all disciplines. Published twice yearly (July 30 and December 31), the AJCS is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal devoted to the analysis and discussion of all aspects of Canada such as Canadian society, politics, economics, culture, and others. The Journal welcomes contributions from scholars who are interested in Canadian studies. The Journal will also entertain proposals for Special Thematic Issues. These proposals should clearly explain how the topic or theme fits with the aim of the AJCS.

Responsibilities for reviewing manuscripts and making final editorial decisions remain with the journal’s editorial board. Manuscripts may be in the form of articles (approximately 5,000-9,000 words), review essays or commentaries (3,000 words), or book reviews (1,000 words). Articles that are submitted must be original and should not be simultaneously under consideration-either in whole or in part-for publication elsewhere. Authors are requested to submit an electronic version (as an e-mail attachment in Microsoft Word) to Seo, Duck-Yull, editor in chief, Asian Journal of Canadian Studies, at kacs.journal.editor@gmail.com.

Editorial Procedures

All manuscripts accepted for consideration by Asian Journal of Canadian Studies (AJCS) are sent out anonymously to readers for review. To protect anonymity, only the title should appear on the manuscript and all possible identifying information should be excluded from the body of the text. Attach a cover page with the title of the manuscript, and the name, affiliation and address of the author(s). The review process can take up to two months.

Preparing the Manuscript

Please follow these guidelines when you prepare your manuscript for submission. Manuscripts which do not conform to these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Style: Manuscripts should be typed double-spaced throughout, including abstracts, endnotes, long quotations and references. Leave margins of at least 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) on top, bottom, and sides. All the section headings should be designated by Roman numerals (I, II, III...), be capitalized, be 12point Times New Roman, and be in bold; subheadings should be designated by numerals (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 … 2.1, 2.2… 3.1,3.2…), 11 point Times New Roman, and be in bold with the first letter of each word capitalized only; and sub-subheadings should be designated by alphabets (a, b, c……) and be italicized. In the text, put two spaces between the sentences. However, in the references and the end notes, put one space between the sentences. Our preferred word processing program is Microsoft Word.

Abstract: All manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract of less than 250 words describing the aims, methods, findings and conclusions of the study. All manuscripts written English and abstract should be submitted after being reviewed by native speakers of English.

Keywords: A list of up to six key words, expressing the precise content of the manuscript, should appear directly below the abstract.

Footnotes: Footnotes, numbered sequentially (1, 2, 3……) throughout the text, should be placed at the bottom of each page.

Acknowledgements: Acknowledgements should appear at the bottom of the first page.

Format of References in Text

Identify all sources within the text, using the author-date system. Accordingly, all references are to be identified at the appropriate point in the text by last name of author, year of publication, and pagination where appropriate, all within parentheses. Endnotes are to be used only for substantive observations. Specify subsequent citations of the same source in the same way as the first one.

1. When author’s name is in the text: Chan (1999). When author’s name is not in text: (Wright, 1989).

2. Pagination follows year of publication: (Lee, 2001, p.34) or (Lee, 2001, pp.35-36).

3. For more than three authors, use “et al.

4. With more than one reference to an author in the same year, distinguish them by use of letters (a, b) attached to the year of publication: (Smith, 2000a)

5. Enclose a series of references with a single pair of parentheses, separated by semicolons: (Chan, 1999; Wright, 1989; Lee, 2001; Smith, 2000a).

6. For newspaper and magazine articles, cite the name of the publication, followed by year (New York Times, 1987).

Format for Bibliographical Citations

List all items alphabetically by author, providing the full list of multiple authors and, within author(s), by year of publication, in an appendix titled “References.” Assemble a list of references according to the following style:

Books: Janelli, R. (1993). Making Capitalism: The Social and Cultural Construction of a South Korean Conglomerate. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Edited volume: Tang, J. H. (Ed). (1995). Human Rights and International Relations in the Asia-Pacific Region. London: Pinter.

Articles in journals: Minami, R. (1981). Behavior of Income Shares in Labor Surplus Economy: Japan’s Experience. Economic Development and Cultural Change 29(2):333-52.

Chapters in books: Huang, M. (1999). The Anti-Nuclear Power Movement in Taiwan: Claiming the Right to a Clean Environment. In Joanne R. (Ed.). The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Newspaper articles: New York Times. 2001. Japan’s Neighbors in Asia Benefit from Rise of Yen. August 24.



Should you require any questions with regard to the style guideline of AJCS, please contact Seo, Duck-Yull editor in chief, Asian Journal of Canadian Studies, at kacs.journal.editor@gmail.com

Provisions on Asian Journal of Canadian Studies

Article 1 (Purpose)

This provision aims to prescribe regulations related to the publication of Asian Journal of Canadian Studies (hence, “AJCS”).

Article 2 (Title and language)

① The Korean Association for Canadian Studies (hence, KACS) shall publish AJCS..

② The language used for the AJCS shall be determined by the submission requirements of the Journal.

Article 3 (Publication schedule)

The AJCS shall publish two issues per year on June 30 and December 31.

Article 4 (Manuscripts submission and review process)

The manuscripts submitted to the journal should follow the submission requirements of the AJCS, and all manuscripts are subject to experts peer review.

Article 5. (Copyright)

The KACS shall own the publishing rights on the manuscripts posted in the AJCS and their electronic reprints. Matters related to the transfer or license of the copyright shall be determined by the Board of Directors.

Article 6 (Distribution)

The AJCS shall be distributed free of charge to the members of this Society. For the subscription of non-member individuals or groups, an approval of the Board of Directors is required.

Article 7 (Start, change, or cease publication)

In case of launching a new journal, or changing the number of issues or ceasing publication of the existing journal, the Board of Directors shall determine this matter.



Supplementary provision (Enforcement Date) This provision shall be enforced from January 1, 1993.

Supplementary provision (Enforcement date) This provision shall be enforced from January 1, 2010.

Supplementary provision (Enforcement date) This provision shall be enforced from January 1, 2016.