Contemporary Japan (CJ) is the biannual journal of the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo (DIJ) published by de Gruyter, Berlin and New York. We publish original research from all disciplines as they relate to contemporary Japan or its recent historical development. Manuscripts which cross disciplinary boundaries and raise larger issues of interest are also welcome, as are approaches rooted in traditional disciplines to under-researched topics. All submissions are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process by established scholars in the field.
The following points set CJ apart from other peer-reviewed journals on Japan:
- CJ is open to all kinds of methods from all disciplines.
- CJ also welcomes preliminary empirical results as well as innovative theoretical approaches, given that their contribution to the field of research as well as their place in the relevant literature is thoroughly presented.
- CJ maintains a fast review process and promises a timely publication after acceptance.
- Submissions are judged purely for content. CJ offers extensive language support for accepted articles, which may be translated into English free of charge, given that (a) the material is original research which has not been published in either language and that (b) the material demonstrates a familiarity with the international literature in the field.
- All articles are available free of charge online.