The Journal of Japanese Studies
Format for Article and Book Review Manuscripts
Manuscripts should be double-spaced throughout, including block quotations and endnotes (these will ultimately appear in print as footnotes). Authors are responsible for providing professional-quality, camera-ready copy as well as copyright permissions (where appropriate) for images. Manuscripts should be paginated with no other header or footer information. Microsoft Word (for PC) is preferred for final files submitted for copy-editing; submissions may be sent as PDF files.
Please note: Anything that is to ultimately be printed in italics should appear in the manuscript with underlining.
JJS footnote citations mostly follow The Chicago Manual of Style as shown in the examples below. Do not use the author-date system of social science style. In reviews, page numbers of the book under review may be cited in parentheses in the text.
Provide sufficient information for readers to look up your citations. Use a short title for repeated citations of the same work: Noguchi, “Keynes seisaku.” Ibid. may be used, but loc. cit., op cit., and passim may not.
Use of Japanese
Some Japanese words are widely accepted in English, and JJS prints these without italics: anime, haiku, kabuki, manga, sumo, shogun, and yakuza, for example. Italics are retained for other terms, such as bakumatsu, burakumin, daimyō, kokugaku, nō, renga, sake, and zainichi.
No macrons are used
in JJS on modern reign names or common place names (Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka,
Kobe, the 47 prefectures, and Japan's four main islands), except when
those appear in a Japanese-language phrase or proper noun (e.g., Tōkyō
Daigaku Shuppankai). Shintō is set in roman letters with a macron.
Please consult The Chicago Manual of Style for guidance on hyphenation. For example, these prefixes are used without hyphenation: pre, post, non, anti, un, and co.
Text elements of other works appear in lower-case letters with arabic numbers (chapter 2, part 1). United States should be used as a noun, U.S. for the adjective. The serial or "Oxford" comma is used for items in a list: red, blue, and yellow.