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. You do not need to include a title page. You should include a 100-word abstract to help the journal locate external reviewers. Articles should not exceed thirty (30) word-processed, double-spaced pages, or 11,300 words, excluding endnotes and other printed matter. JAAS will acknowledge the receipt of your manuscript.

Submit articles online at
Queries can be directed to Dr. Diane C. Fujino ( and Dr. Lisa Sun-Hee Park (

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. You also will be expected to obtain permission to reproduce any copyrighted materials (e.g., photographs) used in your article.

Correspondence regarding book and media reviews should be sent to

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