Author Guidelines

JAAS solicits manuscripts that advance the journal's mission to showcase critical work furthering knowledge of Asian/Pacific America in its diversity. The journal welcomes submissions from all fields, including cultural studies, history, literary criticism, social science, and, of course, interdisciplinary studies of social policy, pedagogical/praxis and comparative race issues. JAAS also publishes book, media, and exhibition reviews.

Manuscripts should follow the documentary-note style, as specified in the latest edition of the CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE. All text must be double-spaced and with Times New Roman font size 12 on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper. Text should be left justified with all margins at least 1 inch, and endnotes entered with the word-processing programs. You may cite your work, but do not use wording that identifies you as the manuscript's author. Your name should appear only on the title page. You should also include a 100-word abstract following the title page to help the journal locate external reviewers. Articles should not exceed thirty (30) word-processed, double-spaced pages, excluding endnotes and other printed matter. JAAS will acknowledge the receipt of your manuscript.

Please submit all manuscripts via the JAAS Scholar One site at this address: Please be sure to anonymize your submission, as JAAS utilizes a double-blind review process. Other JAAS inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Anita Mannur, Associate Professor of English, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056 at the JAAS email address:

The Journal does not allow multiple submissions. Decisions are generally made in fifteen (15) weeks of receipt. Manuscripts are subjected to blind reviews. If your manuscript is accepted for publication, you will be asked to submit one (1) electronic copy, in Microsoft Word (.doc) format, and one (1) paper copy of the final revised version. You also will be expected to obtain permission to reproduce any copyrighted materials (e.g., photographs) used in your article.

Correspondence regarding book reviews should be sent to Camilla Fojas, Associate Professor, Department of Media Studies, University of Virginia, 217 Wilson Hall, P.O. Box 400866, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4866,