Notice to Contributors

(1) Published as a sister journal of Tonan Ajia Kenkyu, Southeast Asian Studies (SEAS) is an English journal that reflects the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ strong commitment to publishing the best of empirically grounded, multidisciplinary, and contemporary research in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Peer-reviewed by a broad range of specialists, the journal accepts articles for review all year round.

(2) Manuscripts, book reviews and research reports submitted for publication undergo rigorous peer review. This is based on initial screening by the editorial committee before anonymous refereeing. Manuscripts are treated as confidential documents and any information about a submitted manuscript will not be shared with individuals other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers as appropriate. Submitted manuscripts will not be returned to the author.

(3) Submissions must be original research not previously published in other journals, or as chapters in edited volumes. Only submissions not being reviewed in other journals will be accepted. Authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information they present in their submitted manuscripts, and may be asked to submit supporting data in connection with submitted papers under editorial review.

(4) Manuscripts must be written in English. Manuscripts should not be less than 6,000 words nor exceed 15,000 (excluding figures, charts, maps, and tables). An abstract of about 200 words and a list of no more than 8 keywords should be appended to each manuscript. Book reviews should be limited to about 1,200 words. Contributors should consult the Editorial Office if their manuscripts include special letters or symbols or a large number of figures, charts, or other material that may require special attention in the production process.

(5) American spelling and punctuation (including quotation marks) are preferred. The entire document should be double-spaced and use 12-point Times New Roman font. Figures, charts, maps and photos should be provided in a digital format as separate files, with clear placement indicators in the text. All images should include captions and sources. SEAS requires high-resolution images along with permission to use them when included with articles for publication. As SEAS uses an anonymous refereeing system, authors are requested to omit their names and all references to their identities in the main text of their article.

(6) Copyright of all manuscripts published in Southeast Asian Studies will be assigned to the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University. For inquiries about republication, translation or use of articles published in SEAS please contact the Editorial Office.

(7) Authors will not be charged or remunerated for publication of manuscripts. But in cases whereby color charts, maps or photos are indispensable for understanding the contents, authors will be charged at cost price. A PDF copy will be provided free of charge. Up to 30 copies of reprints can be prepared on request; additional copies can be ordered at cost price.

(8) Guidelines on the bibliographic format to be employed for English and foreign-language references can be found on our journal’s homepage ( or can be requested from the Editorial Office.

(9) Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the ScholarOne Manuscripts online submission system:

Any other editorial communications should be sent to the Editorial Office, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, 46 Shimoadachi-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan.
Tel. +81-75-753-7344
Fax +81-75-753-7356
e-mail: english-editorial[at]