Submissions to Critical Asian Studies

Critical Asian Studies covers the Asia and Pacific regions, with an emphasis on exposing injustices and exploring processes of social change. Dissident and controversial views and the perspectives of indigenous Asians are particularly welcome. Authors interested in submitting a manuscript can do so through our Scholar One submission platform at:

Types of Material We Publish

Critical Asian Studies publishes research and analysis, commentaries, interviews, photo essays, book reviews, field notes, and translations of literary or other works that are of social, political, economic, ideological, or historical significance. Our goal is make the material we publish in Critical Asian Studies accessible and of value to general readers as well as to specialists. For this reason we ask authors to strive for clarity and economy in writing.

Original Research Articles

We publish articles from most any discipline and on any question or topic that reflects our mission statement. Articles should be between 10,000 and 12,000 words (including notes and references).

Reviews and Review Essays

Review essays are typically between 2,000 and 6,000 words. We prefer review essays that compare two or more books and discuss problems of approach or analysis. Reviews should be about books that were published within the last three years. A review essay might focus on a subject, with occasional references to the two books under review (in the manner of the New York Times Review of Books), or be an evaluation of the books proper, with occasional comments about the general subject. Please email the editor ( and explain which books you would like to review before submitting a complete manuscript.   

Notes from the Field

These short pieces, typically between 1,500 and 5,000 words, describe an aspect of the author’s ongoing research project. This typically will be a small part of a much larger project, and describe contingent findings, emerging questions, or field experiences.


A commentary is a learned opinion piece that may or may not be footnoted and evidence-based. The author will offer a clear and concise perspective on a social, cultural, political, or economic issue of the day, one which speaks to larger questions. Commentaries usually are between 3,000 and 6,000 words.

The Details:

Publication Status

We publish manuscripts which have not been published elsewhere, unless these are translations and the original publisher has granted written permission for republication.


Style and footnoting should follow the CAS style guide.  


We encourage authors to submit photos, sketches, maps, cartoons, or other illustrations to accompany their articles or review essays. If permission to reprint is required, we ask that this be sought by the authors.


Authors receive a digital copy of their article (in PDF form) AND fifty complimentary e-copies for distribution as they see fit.Prospective authors can directly submit their manuscripts to CAS through our Taylor & Francis publishing site.

For detailed information on formatting your manuscript, see our style guidelines page.

For questions about submissions, email the journal editor at:

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