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Author guidelines

FormatArticle files should be provided in Microsoft Word Format 
Article length /
word count 
Articles should be between 2500 and 3000
words in length. (excl. Bibliography) 

Please allow 280 words for each figure or table. 
Text formatting Section headlines 12 pt Times New Roman
(Regular) bolds letters 
Article title A concisely worded title should be provided. 
Font size Times New Roman (Regular letters) 
Line spacing 18 pt 
Page Formatting left margin 2 cm 
right margin 3 cm 
Citation style Preferable Chicago/Turabian style
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Deadline We accept articles on a rolling basis
Email[email protected]   

Please note in your email for which section are you applying for article.
The subject of your email should include the keywords “Sinology journal (section)”
followed by your name. For example: Sinology journal (Economics) – John Jonas. 

Transcription and Chinese Script

  • Original Chinese script (hanzi 漢字) should never be used as primary (or only) information, but always secondary to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription, except for quotations of sentence length or longer.
  • Hanyu Pinyin is required for all Chinese terms and expressions that are shorter than an entire sentence.
  • Hanzi are added, without brackets, right after the Pinyin transcription.
  • Pinyin transcription, as a rule, is placed before the hanzi.
  • In observing Pinyin orthography, write words, not individual syllables (e.g., chubanshe, not chuban she). In case of doubt about what is considered a word, check Xiandai hanyu cidian as anauthority of reference.
  • Pinyin transcription is primary, optionally followed by an English translation in brackets. Optionally, the translated term or title can be used primarily, but always with the Pinyintranscription and hanzi added in brackets at the first occurrence.
  • In writing Pinyin, observe rules of capitalization. Customarily, capital letters are used only forbeginnings and names (also including place names, such as Zhongguo, or the names of dynasties,eras and reign periods).
  • In writing Pinyin transcription, use apostrophes only at the appropriate places (i.e., almost never).
  • In papers on premodern topics, for the Chinese script, traditional style (fantizi 繁體字) is generally preferable to simplified style (jiantizi 简体字). However, for bibliographical citations and Chinese source quotations, it is advisable to use the style of the source itself.

Please note these few reminders

  • Select literature which is pertinent to your topic and of high quality, not just that which is convenient because of availability, language or other reasons.
  • Internet sources can be used if these provide more up-to-date information or information which is not otherwise available.