JBACS Manuscript Guidelines

 

All submissions should be made online to the editors via the link on the Journal Information page.

Please send two versions of your manuscript: one with your name and details (“author file”) and one anonymised to be sent to referees (“referee file”).

Length and Format: There is no minimum length but typically articles will be 5,000 – 10,000 words, with the latter as an upper limit including notes, bibliography, etc. Please also include an abstract of up to 200 words and up to 10 keywords.

Spelling:

Should follow British English spelling conventions, not US English, including: “-ise“ and “-isation” rather than “-ize” or “-ization”. This does not of course apply to citations from other works, which should be in their original form. Please consult the Oxford English Dictionary for standard spellings.

References:

Should be in the form of in-text citations rather than footnotes, and should always include page numbers for direct quotations. If there is more than one publication in a year, differentiate with letters: 2007a, 2007b. Footnotes or endnotes may be used for elucidation of points.

Reference format:

(Brown, 2010: 110)

(Brown & Smith, 2008: 25)

(The Guardian, 3rd September 2010: 5)

Bibliography:

This should be provided in alphabetical order by surname of author at the end of the article, with full details and in the following formats:

Monograph:

Bramall, Chris (2000), Sources of Chinese Economic Growth, 1978-1996, New York: Oxford UP.

Edited Volume:

Wright, Tim (ed.) (1992), The Chinese Economy in the Early Twentieth Century: Recent Chinese Studies, Houndmills: Macmillan Press.

Paper in Edited Volume:

Taylor, Robert (1999), “China’s Emerging Markets: Investment Strategies of Taiwan’s Companies”, 107-36, in Sam Dzever and Jacques Jaussaud (eds.), China and India: Economic Performance and Business Strategies of Firms in the Mid-1990s, Houndmills: Macmillan Press.

Journal Article:

Hooper, Beverley (2000), “Globalisation and Resistance in post-Mao China: the case of Foreign Consumer Products”, Asian Studies Review 24(2): 439-470.

Government Publication:

Supreme Command for the Allied Powers, Government Section (1948), Political Reorientation of Japan: September 1945 to September 1948, Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Newspaper Article:

a) named author:

Soh, Ji-young (2002) “Female Workers Earn W970,000 per Month on Average: Survey”, The Korea Times, May 28.

b) unattributed newspaper article:

South China Morning Post (1982), “Squatter Area Cleared”, August 19, 9.

Dissertation or Thesis:

Chen, Lily (2000) “The Effect of Functional Role on Language Choice in Newspapers”, unpublished PhD thesis, Durham University.

Website:

All citations of Internet websites should include the full URL and the date that it was accessed.

Gentz, Joachim (2010) “Hermeneutics of Multiple Senses: Wang Jie’s ‘Explanations and Commentary with Diagrams to the

Qingjing Jing’”, Journal of Chinese Philosophy, available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1540-6253.2010.01590.x/full (accessed 06.09.2010).

Foreign Language Publications:

For non-Latin scripts provide romanised version with translation of title: Zhou Yang, “Jiu xingshi zai wenxueshang de liyong de yige kanfa” (An opinion on the use of old forms in literature), Zhongguo wenhua 1:1 (15 February 1940): 34-40.

Chinese Romanisation:

Use pinyin romanisation except for the small number of names most commonly found in other versions. Remember that pinyin does not use hyphens, e.g. Wen Jiabao, while Wade-Giles does, e.g. Sun Yat-sen. Use Chinese word order, family name first, for Chinese names.