What to submit
As a general principle, material submitted to CJ should be written in English or German and fulfill the following criteria:
- Submissions should contain original research, new analyses and / or new interpretations focusing on Japan. Authors should also explain how their contribution connects to the existing body of literature on the respective topic.
- Authors should not submit articles or substantial amounts of text that already have been published or are forthcoming in other places, or which are included in other manuscripts submitted for review (including online journals) or otherwise committed.
- Submitted material should demonstrate a familiarity with the Japanese and non-Japanese-language literature on the topic discussed. Priority is given to submissions that utilize both Japanese and other language sources.
- Authors should endeavor to keep their contributions as self-contained as possible. Therefore, please do not simply refer readers to other publications for descriptions of research procedures or major portions of your argument, but explain the main points shortly in your manuscript.
- Submissions must be no longer than 8,000 words, including notes, tables, charts and bibliography. An abstract of 200 words should accompany the manuscript. English or American spelling may be used as long as it is consistent throughout the manuscript.