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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.

Author Guidelines

Content

We aim to publish innovative and original scholarship spanning 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.

Requirements

Submissions must include: (1) the article, (2) an abstract of roughly 200 words, and (3) a current CV.

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

Articles are submitted via ExpressO, a free online manuscript delivery service to law reviews. Please follow the instructions provided on ExpressO for submissions. 

Timeline

There are two cycles for publication. Fall submissions will be accepted from March 1 through August 31 and will be reviewed in September. Spring submissions will be accepted from October 1 through January 31 and will be reviewed in February. No articles will be reviewed before those periods due to the nature of our submissions and editorial period. Submissions for the Fall 2020 Issue are now closed. The submissions period for the Spring 2021 Issue is currently open and will close on January 31, 2021.

We issue final decisions no later than one month after the due date. 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 jrnasian@law.columbia.edu with the subject heading “Expedited Review.” In the body of the email, please include:

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

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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