Submission Guidelines

International Journal of the Asian Philosophical Association (IJAPA) is an international, multi-disciplinary, peer-refereed journal, the aim of which is to provide a worldwide forum for the publication of scholarly work on Asian cultures and civilizations. The scope of the journal is not intended to be limited to that of philosophy narrowly defined, but also to include and encourage rigorous interdisciplinary and comparative work.  As such, we welcome original submissions undertaken from a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodologies.

Submissions should be prepared according to the most recent edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.  However, we reserve the right to make slight changes wherever it is deemed necessary.  The journal may accept previously published submissions, provided there is no copyright infringement, and that the article makes an important contribution to Asian studies, of which publication in the journal would make more widely available to the academic community.  This might include, for example, translations of important work originally written in a less widely accessible language. Authors are requested to submit their papers by electronic mail (address provided on inside of the front cover). This site will guide authors stepwise through the submission process. Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form to this address.

IJAPA seeks to publish in as wide a range of Asian languages as possible, given editorial resources. Each issue of the journal will be specifically devoted to one Asian language.  We consider English as the semi-official language of the journal, in order to facilitate communication among the members, as well as a wider circulation of scholarly ideas to our global readership. Therefore, in each issue there will be papers in English and one other Asian language. Each time, a special call for papers in a selected language will be made, and we shall invite specific scholars to submit a paper in that language for the respective issue.  In this way we hope to develop a good, linguistically diverse range of work in the journal.