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Submission Guidelines

Journal of the Asia-Pacific World

Journal Submission Guidelines

Contributions Considered
Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World accepts contributions in the following categories: Original Research Articles, Book Reviews, Poetry, Translations, and Visual Artwork.

1. Original research articles should present original research.
2. Book reviews, rather than being mere summaries, should be insightful, critical reviews of recently published works.
3. Poetry submissions are flexible.
4. Short translations are welcome, so long as permissions are clearly obtained prior to submission.
5. Visual artwork submissions are flexible.

Length of Submissions
Original research articles should be 8,000—10,000 words in length (including abstract, tables, graphs, footnotes, and references). Book reviews should be 800—1,000 words. Poetry submissions should be no more than three pages. For visual artwork, you may submit entries with a maximum file size of 2MB.

Visual Artwork
Please provide your submission as a high-resolution JPEG. You may compress files into a zip folder.

Mixed Submissions
For mixed submission (e.g., photo series or illustrated poem), please follow the formatting guidelines for written work, poetry, and visual artwork for the relevant part of your submission.

Re:locations uses Canadian spelling and follows The Canadian Oxford Dictionary. Please note that Canadian usage employs “-ize” rather than “-ise” (organize, criticize), “-re” rather than “-er” (centre, theatre), “-our” rather than “-or” (colour, labour), some verbs and their derivatives take a single “l” rather than a double “ll” (instil, enrol), nouns take “ce” rather than “se” (defence, pretence), and the past tense of some verbs takes a double “ll” rather than a single “l” (travelled, counselled).

Transliteration and Translation
Unless the meaning is widely known in English, foreign language terms and phrases appearing in the main body of the article (including titles) should be italicized. Additionally, the first time the word appears in the text it should be followed by a clear translation enclosed in parentheses.

Example: The word she wanted was pécher (to sin), not pêcher (to fish).

1. Chinese
Chinese language sources should be transliterated according to the Hànyǔ Pīnyīn system.

2. European Languages
European language sources should be written including accents. Cyrillic languages should be transliterated according to either the GOST 7.79 (2002) or BGN/PCGN romanisation systems.

3. Japanese
Japanese language sources should be transliterated according to the Modified Hepburn system with the exception of place names (Tokyo, etc.) or the names of well-known individuals or organisations that are commonly transliterated without macrons.

4. Korean
Korean language sources should be transliterated using either the McCune-Reischauer system or the South Korean government’s Revised Romanization of Korean, so long as the usage is consistent. However, for the names of well-known figures and organisations that are commonly transliterated in some other manner, the first time the name appears in the text the common transliteration should be given followed by a standard transliteration in parentheses – for example, Syngman Rhee (Yi Sŭng-man) – with all subsequent appearances in the text employing just the common transliteration.

For all other languages, please note that it is the responsibility of the contributor(s) to follow standard transliteration systems.

Responsibility for the accuracy of bibliographic citations lies entirely with the authors. Re:locations employs The Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition) author-date references.

For citations in all languages other than in English, please provide the title in the original language transliterated in accordance with standards set out in the “Transliteration and Translation” section, followed by the English translation of the title in square brackets. For Latin scripts, please follow capitalization rules of the original language for transliterated titles. For non-Latin scripts, please capitalize only the first word and any proper nouns for transliterated titles. Publisher names need not be translated. Please note that it is the responsibility of the contributor(s) to ensure that citations follow standard transliteration systems.

Example: Asakawa, Akihiro. 2003. Zainichi gaikokujin to kika seido [Naturalization and foreigners in Japan]. Tokyo: Shinkansha.

Footnotes should be kept to a minimum. Please do not use endnotes.

Tables and Graphs
Tables and graphs may be included in the body of the text, and should be consecutively numbered (e.g., Table 1, Table 2, not Table 1a, Table 1b) and include relevant headings and captions. When referring in the text to tables and graphs, these words should be capitalized (e.g., “see Table 2”). For graphs, if using more than one data-line also include a legend (without borders). Please keep formatting to a minimum.

Maps and Illustrations
For written submissions, maps, illustrations, and other pictorial elements may be included in the body of the text and should be consecutively numbered (e.g., Figure 1, Figure 2, not Figure 1a, Figure 1b) and include relevant headings and captions. When referring in the text to figures, these words should be capitalized (e.g., “see Figure 6”). Figures should be high quality images and without borders.

Abstract/ Keywords
Original research articles should include an abstract of approximately 150—250 words and up to five keywords. The abstract should not duplicate the text verbatim, but should, at a minimum, include the research question, identify the general methodology, and give some indication of the findings. Keywords should be drawn from the content and not duplicate the article title.

Any acknowledgements, including for funding received, should be included as the first footnote.

Submission Process
Please send submissions to as attachments in MS Word format for written submissions or JPEG format for visual artwork, with all identifying information such as contributor(s) names and institutional affiliation(s) removed from the document for the purposes of anonymous review. Submissions should use Times New Roman 12 pt. font and be double-spaced. Please ensure that you have attached a signed copy of the Statement of Originality to your submission.

Please include in the body of the e-mail the following:
• Corresponding Contributor’s full contact information (name, institutional affiliation and country, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address);
• Additional contributor(s) (name, institutional affiliation and country);
• Type of contribution (article, book review, poetry, translation or visual artwork);
• For visual artwork, please include a title and caption of 30—40 words describing the work;
• A brief (1—2 sentence) biographical note for each contributor to be included in the publication;
• For original research articles, please include an abstract of 150—250 words;
• Any additional comments if required.

Manuscripts that deviate substantially from the submission guidelines may be rejected during the review process.

Corresponding Contributor
The Corresponding Contributor is responsible for handling correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, and also post-publication. All correspondence will be conducted solely with the Corresponding Contributor via e-mail.

Peer Review Process
Re:locations is a refereed journal. Submissions are reviewed by at least two qualified scholars in the field. The peer review process is strictly double-blind. On occasion, a reviewer may request from a contributor access to data and calculations as part of the review of a submission. Contributors should be willing to provide such data and calculations, as applicable, if requested. Reviewers are instructed to respect the confidentiality of and the proprietary rights of the submitting contributor. Materials such as editorial introductions, book reviews, poetry, and visual artwork may be exempted from peer review.

Notification of Selection Results
The Corresponding Contributor will be notified of the results of the Re:locations selection process via e-mail.

Publication Process for Selected Contributions
Once a submission has been accepted for publication, Re:locations will perform the usual functions of copy-editing. The Corresponding Contributor will receive page proofs for correction via e-mail. Corrected page proofs must be returned to the editors by the date specified in the e-mail accompanying the proofs. Contributors should regard this submission as the final version and during this process, only minor changes in style and content will be accommodated. This stage must not be used as an opportunity to substantially revise the work submitted. Should the Corresponding Contributor fail to return the corrected proofs by the date specified, production and publication may proceed without the Contributor(s)’s approval of proofs.

The editors of Re:locations reserve the right to edit the content of work accepted for publication, including changes required to improve grammar, spelling, and clarity, and to ensure that the submission conforms to the journal’s style. The editors have final decision authority over the editing. Moreover, Re:locations reserves the right to refuse or withdraw acceptance from, or delay publication of, any work.

Statement of Originality
All contributors are requested to certify that submissions to Re:locations are original and their own by completing the Statement of Originality form, and including it at the time of submission. Please note that Re:locations does not accept submissions that are being considered by other journals. Contributors must agree not to submit work submitted to Re:locations for consideration elsewhere until the end of the review process.

Conflict of Interest
All contributors are requested to disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including, but not limited to, any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, the submitted work.

Contributors are fully responsible for obtaining all permissions and paying any associated fees for the use of copyrighted materials, both textual and graphic, contained in their submissions prior to publication. This applies to direct reproduction as well as “derivative reproduction” (where you have created a new figure or table which derives substantially from a copyrighted source). Copies of permission letters should be sent at the time of submission to the journal, and full attribution must appear in the contribution.

When seeking to reproduce any kind of third party material contributors should request the following:

1. non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the specified article and Re:locations;
2. electronic rights, preferably for use in any form or medium;
3. the right to use the material for the life of the work; and
4. world-wide English-language rights.

Copyright Notice

Copyright in the work is vested with the Contributor under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Contributors who publish with Re:locations agree to the following terms:
1. Contributors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and initial publication in this journal.
2. Contributors grant permission for Re:locations to archive the work online, to make it publicly accessible for download, and to preserve it for perpetual online access.
3. Contributors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal’s published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with a full acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal including the journal name, volume, issue, year of publication, and title of the work.
4. Contributors are able, after publication by Re:locations, to use all or part of the work and abstract in the preparation of derivative works and extension of the article into book-length or in other works, provided that a full acknowledgement is made to the original publication in Re:locations;

Contributors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) following publication.

The editors of Re:locations make every effort to ensure that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in the journal. However, they make no representations or warranties whatsoever as to the accuracy, completeness or suitability for any purpose of the content and disclaim all such representations and warranties whether express or implied to the maximum extent permitted by law. The views expressed in Re:locations are the sole responsibility of the contributor(s) concerned.

Privacy Statement
Any personal information, including names and contact information, provided to the editors of Re:locations will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. In addition, contributors remain anonymous during the double-blind review process.

Journal of the Asia-Pacific World

Statement of Originality

I hereby certify that this submission is the work of the contributor(s) and, to the best of my knowledge, it does not infringe upon any copyright nor violate any proprietary rights and that any ideas, techniques, quotations, or any other material from the work of other people included in the submission, published or otherwise, are fully acknowledged in accordance with standard referencing practices.

To the extent that I have included copyrighted material that surpasses the bounds of fair dealing within the meaning of the Canada Copyright Act, I certify that I have obtained written permission from the copyright owner(s) to include such material(s) in my submission and have included copies of such permission letters in my submission.

I certify that neither the work submitted to Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World nor any substantially similar work has been published, is in press, or is under consideration elsewhere.