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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission must not have been previously published, either in whole or in part.
  • The submission file must be in an OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The submission must provide URLs for all references for which they are available.
  • The text must be single-spaced, use a 12-point font, and employ italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses). All illustrations, figures, and tables must be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text must adhere to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Submission Instructions

As of June 3, 2024, the Journal is temporarily suspending submissions. Please stay tuned for an update in mid-July.


We aim to publish innovative and original scholarship spanning East, South, and Southeast Asia. The Journal’s practice area coverage is very broad and includes interdisciplinary writing. To showcase stellar research from practitioners and academics for whom English is not a first language, we seek quality in content, not merely style, and work closely with authors to refine the article for publication. All submissions, however, must be in English.


Submissions must include:

  1. The article
  2. An abstract of roughly 200 words, and
  3. A current CV for each author

Note: We prefer citations in the Bluebook format. There is no maximum or minimum number of pages. Past articles have varied from 20 to 150 pages.

Method of Submission

Please submit via the submission portal on this website.

We do not accept submissions via email or on Scholastica. But please feel free to email us at if you have an issue with the submission portal on this website, or if you would like to follow up on your submission; we will respond as soon as we can.


We are currently not accepting any further submissions. Please stay tuned for an update in mid-July.

Note that the article must be finished prior to submission—abstracts and incomplete articles will not be considered.

Expedited Review

If you have received an offer from another journal for your article and would like to request an expedited review, please email and the Submissions Editor, Zuo Yang, at, with the subject heading “CJAL Expedited Review.” In the body of the email, please include:

  • the name of the article, submission ID, and the submission date
  • the name of the journal that has extended the offer;
  • the date the offer expires; and
  • the email address of a contact person at the journal that has extended the offer.

An offer of publication following an expedited review automatically expires three business days from the time of notification of the offer.

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