Announcing the Launch of the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs

Now Accepting Papers for Volume 1.1 (Fall/Winter 2014)

About the Journal

The Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs is the flagship bi-annual publication of the Asian Studies Program housed within the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Established in 2014, the Journal aims to provide a forum for scholars and practitioners in the field of Asian affairs to exchange ideas and publish research that further the understanding of the world's largest and most populous continent.

Advised by a dedicated group of Georgetown University faculty and outside experts, the Journal covers a wide range of topics pertinent to Central, Northeast, Southeast, and South Asia. It publishes the views of policymakers as well as peer-reviewed research articles written by both young and experienced scholars from around the world. Additionally, each issue promotes teaching about Asia by featuring in-depth interviews with distinguished Asia educators. The Journal, which combines policy prescriptions, academic research, and pedagogical insights on Asia, is truly the first of its kind that reflects the goals of Georgetown University, the SFS Asian Studies Program, and the National Resource Center for East Asia.

Submission Guidelines

The Journal is now accepting research articles for its inaugural issue, which is scheduled to be printed in fall 2014. Each issue will also be delivered as an electronic journal through our website. We welcome papers written on any topic pertineent to countries in Asia, including Pakistan and Afghanistan. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2014.


Submissions should be emailed to in a form of Word document. Please do NOT submit in PDF format. All submissions must include an abstract (100-200 words). Authors should include a short bio in the email text, but should avoid any self-identification in the manuscript as we send our articles out for anonymous review. 

  • Length: Manuscripts should be 5,000-7,000 words in length
  • Font: Please use Times New Roman, 12-point size, and 1-inch/2.5-centimeter margins on all sides
  • Style: Authors should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition

*Submissions must NOT be plagiarized, copyrighted, or under review elsewhere.


Citations should be formatted as footnotes. Please also include a full bibliography at the end.

Editorial Process

The Journal reserves the right to accept or reject submissions. By submitting content to the Journal, the author agrees to transfer copyright as well as exclusive rights to publication.

  • All submissions are subject to initial screening by the Editorial Board. Manuscripts that violate the Journal's submission guidelines, exhibit notable grammatical and/or stylistic mistakes, rely on inappropriate sources, and/or carry no relevance to Asia are rejected at this point
  • Manuscripts that passed the initial screening are sent to faculty and outside reviewers. Articles approved by the Journal's reviewers are accepted for publication, conditioned on the proper revision of the piece along the lines suggested by the editors. Please note that publication is not fully guaranteed until such revisions are made   
  • Editorial exchanges occur between the editors and the authors in order to improve the argument and structure of the articles
  • Copy edited drafts are submitted to the Editor in Chief for final review 

Please contact Daye Lee at or (202) 687-7574 if you have any questions about the Journal