Note from the Editor and a Call for Papers
Asia in Africa
Author: Robert J. Shepherd
As many readers are no doubt aware, securing rigorous and professional peer reviews for scholarly submissions to journals such as Critical Asian Studies is becoming increasingly challenging, in part because of the increase in the number of academic journals but also because of the continued growth in the number of scholars seeking publication. Double-blind peer review is the foundation of scholarly enquiry, as this insures anonymity for both writer and reviewer. Yet this also places a significant burden on scholars to devote (unpaid) time and effort to reading and evaluating the work of their (nameless) peers. To address this issue, the editors of Critical Asian Studies have chosen to use a staggered submission process.