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Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Established in 1988, U.S.―Japan Women’s Journal (USJWJ) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, biannual publication, available in print and online, that promotes scholarly exchange on social, cultural, political, and economic issues pertaining to gender and Japan. We encourage comparative study among Japan, the United States, and other countries. Our mission is to foster the work of young researchers and to ensure that the achievements of established scholars are not forgotten.

  1. We welcome contributions from all academic fields in the humanities and social sciences and proposals for special issues.
  2. Manuscripts should be written in English (using American spellings and punctuation) and accessible to a wide readership. Readers of USJWJ include general readers as well as scholars in various fields.
  3. Manuscripts should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words, including the alphabetical list of Works Cited and endnotes. Notes should be kept to a minimum and should appear as endnotes rather than footnotes.
  4. Please format manuscripts using the USJWJ Style Sheet, downloadable as a PDF on this Website For general guidelines on appropriate style and format, see Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers or The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition.
  5. The author should include the following with their submission: (1) a short biographical sketch (around 100 words), (2) the Japanese title of the manuscript in addition to the English title, and (3) the mailing address to which to send a copy of the issue in which the article, if accepted will appear.
  6. Materials under consideration or published elsewhere will not be accepted.

Submit manuscripts digitally to Miriam Murase, Managing Editor, at

Editorial Procedures

Submissions will be reviewed by the USJWJ editors and anonymously by outside reviewers. The review process takes around three months.

USJWJ Style Sheet USJWJ Style Sheet

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