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All submissions should be unpublished, original work of the author/s

Manuscripts should discuss issues of Asian Studies. The journal may periodically set specific themes under which submissions will be accepted

Authors are advised to avoid the use of footnotes except for the purpose of clarification

Authors bear sole responsibility of the opinions, interpretations, and conclusions of their papers and acceptance of a paper does not imply the editorial panel’s endorsement of the ideas expressed

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and will be subjected to a double blind peer review process

Authors will be notified about the status of their submissions at least one month prior to the publication of the relevant issue

Due to time constraints, all authors are requested to have their manuscripts copy edited prior to submission.

Authors are encouraged to view our Publication Ethics prior to submitting manuscripts.

Article Processing Fees

The journal does NOT charge an article submission fee or submission fee from authors.



Authors are kindly invited to submit full text papers giving a description of their research, including results, tables, figures, and references. Full text papers (Word.doc) will be accepted only by email.  All submitted papers should articulate original, unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Papers submitted to the journal should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts must follow the style of the format and will undergo both peer review and editing. All ‘others work’ you have included in your paper must incorporate in-text citation. Use Microsoft Word 2010 or latest version.

Paper Size : A4

File size : 500 KB max.

Paper title  – Times New Roman,  12 point

First author’s First Name, First author LAST NAME; Second author’s First name, second author’s LAST NAME; etc
1Department, Organization, Country, 2Department, Organization, Country ( Font: Times New Roman, 11 point )

E-Mail numbers: (1) Academic (2) Private

Abstract size : Not more than 350 words excluding Title, names and keywords.  Do not include references.

Text : Font & size : Times New Roman  font, size 11, Single paragraph, Italic

Line Space : Single space

Keywords: Three to four (3-4 words) below the abstract

PAPER BODY (Use Microsoft Word 2010 or latest version)

Format – MS Word document, Single-spaced, Times New Roman

– Font:  Times New Roman, 11 point

Quotations longer than four lines should appear as blocked quotations, singled-spaced, italicized and indented six spaces from the left hand margin.

Text – Justified, except for titles and block quotations Font Times New Roman, size 11

Line Spacing – Single

Sub-headings – bold and placed at the left-hand margin, Font size 11, and one double-  space below the previous section.

Page limit – 07 pages (maximum) including end notes, figures, tables, References and appendixes

Tables and charts – MS Excel compatible format, and may be inserted into the text document, numbered consecutively and captioned.

Electronic images – 300 dpi resolutions if they are to be included at full size

End notes – Font size 10, single-spaced, with one double space between each note

– Bibliographic References must appear at the end of the paper.



This Structure is not mandatory, and you can have your own structure depend on your research and the method you have used. However, there should be an abstract, an introduction, a methodology, outcomes of your research and conclusions.


The abstract should be s summary of your research, and should be self-contained. Avoid references if absolutely needed, cited in full. It should not exceed 225 words.


State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Method and Materials

Provide sufficient details about the Method you used in this research to reach the conclusion. Materials already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results and Discussion

Results should be clear and concise. This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.


The main conclusions of the study must be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

End notes

Please avoid using end notes and footnotes unless they are absolutely necessary. If using they should be numbered clearly.


All acknowledgments (if any) should be included at the very end of the paper before the reference list and may include supporting grants, presentations, and so forth.

Reference List / Bibliography

The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the citations. Please include references to all materials you have cited in your paper using a standard style of reference. Please note that in-text citations and the reference list or the bibliography should follow the same reference style. The reference list or the bibliography should appear at the end of your paper.

Bibliographic Information in Roman Script*

Cited references, names, and affiliations must be published in Roman script to allow rapid, accurate indexing, and easy comprehension.

Reference Style

The reference list should appear at the end of your paper. Please include references of all materials you have cited in your paper. Harvard-style referencing should be used throughout the paper. That is, author(s) last name, First name(s) and year of publication, followed by the source and the publisher. References should be listed in alphabetical order and all lines other than the first line should be indented.

Examples:  Reference list

Bhagwati J. 1998. The Capital Myth: The Difference between Trade in Widgets and  Dollars ”Foreign Affairs, vol. 77, no. 3, May-June, pp. 3-10.

Kindleberger C. 1978. Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises. New York: Basic Books.

In-text citation

( Bhagwati 2010) or Bhagwati (2010, p. 25) stated that…..


*Roman script or Latin script refers to the alphabets that are used to write English and even if you have cited a study in Chinese or Japanese, you should write the reference in Roman script and not in Chinese or Japanese script.


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