Guidelines for submitting announcements

Common Guidelines
Publication Announcements
Short Book Reviews
Conference Reports
Research Reports
Tomorrow’s Researchers Today
Other Content


Common Guidelines

Formatting Times New Roman 12pt font
Double-spaced
Avoid footnotes and endnotes
Style Any spelling style is acceptable so long as it is consistent within the manuscript.
Japanese terms should be written in the Hepburn style of romanization.
References Citations and Reference Lists should use Harvard referencing style (author date system)
https://www.mendeley.com/guides/harvard-citation-guide
Author Details Please include your full name, affiliation, and email in the heading of your submission. 
Submission method Submit as an email attachment (Microsoft Word) to the editors at jaws.editors[@]gmail.com. 

*Please make sure to indicate your surname and the type of content being submitted in the subject line of your email.
(e.g. Suzuki_Tomorrow’s Researchers Today; Smith_Research Report).

Publication Announcements

These include monographs, single or co-edited volumes. 

Please include:

  • Full title of publication
  • Name(s) of authors or editors
  • Image of book cover
  • Abstract
  • Table of contents
  • Short biographies of authors/editors
  • Link to publisher’s website and any additional information you would like to include such as discount codes


Short Book Reviews

Short book reviews of recent publications in the general field of anthropology of Japan.

Word limit: 500 – 750 words


Conference Reports

Please give details on the panels, presentations and other social events you attended, your own presentation/s, researchers you were able to meet and how your research may benefit from your participation. 

Word limit: 1,000 words


Research Reports

Ph.D. students (at advanced stages of their research) and other researchers can submit a research report in order to share the results of their fieldwork and/or some reflections on their own research. Research reports should include in-text citations and a list of references. 

Word limit: 1,000 words


Tomorrow’s Researchers Today

Ph.D. (or exceptional M.A. and M.Phil.) students in the initial stages of their research are invited to submit a paper for this section. These papers are primarily meant to inform the community about new researchers and developing projects, rather than to provide research results. Therefore, references are not necessarily required. 

Word limit: 500 words


Other Content

We would like to encourage other types of research output and anthropology news, such as…

  • Photo essays/stories
  • Film reviews/reports
  • Podcasts
  • Workshop announcements
  • Etc. 
  • Please feel free to contact us with other ideas.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Jennifer M. McGuire, Christopher Tso, and Anna Vainio, Co-Editors

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