Information for Authors

Aims & Scope

JOSAH is a refereed journal and the flagship publication of the Australian Society for Asian Humanities, which promotes knowledge of Asia and provides a venue for scholars to present their work to their peers and others interested in Asia. The primary target readership for JOSAH includes scholars, researchers, and students of the humanities in any regions of Asia. Additionally, it aims to reach professionals in related fields who have a keen interest in Asia, as well as policy makers and diplomats who require a deep understanding of Asian culture, history, and societal norms. The journal also invites any intellectually curious individuals with an interest in Asia to engage with its content.

JOSAH publishes original articles relating to any region(s) of Asia and from all disciplines in the Humanities. Submissions to JOSAH should not have been submitted, accepted for publication or published elsewhere. We accept:

  • Articles: roughly 5,000–8,000 words. Assessed anonymously by two referees.
  • Book reviews: roughly 1,500–2,000 words (but may be longer).
  • Memorial lectures, obituaries, etc.: not refereed, length by arrangement with the editors.
  • Proposals for special issues: include a general rationale, explaining the significance of the topic and how it fits with JOSAH’s aims, and a set of abstracts for contributions.

The accepted manuscript is defined here as the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by JOSAH, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, before it has undergone copy-editing and proof correction.

Submissions should follow the JOSAH style guide.

How to submit

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Peer review process

Our journal follows a rigorous peer-review policy. All submitted articles undergo a double-blind peer-review process. However, certain materials, such as editorials, book reviews, and other non-article contents, are exempt from this process. These pieces are instead subject to an editorial review, and necessary revisions are carried out by the editorial team. The responsibility of identifying suitable peer-reviewers for submitted articles lies solely with the journal editors, and we generally do not ask authors to propose potential reviewers.


JOSAH does not charge any review or publication fees.