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Doshisha American Studies Journal

Doshisha American Studies is a scholarly and multidisciplinary journal devoted to the study of any aspect of the United States of America, published annually in March by the International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University.

Who can submit articles to this journal?

Doshisha American Studies wWelcomes all of the best, original work from scholars of American Studies within and outside Japan, including graduate students.


Themes Theme of manuscripts can be anything as long as it is related to American Studies. Submitted manuscripts may not be under review for publication elsewhere while under consideration at Doshisha American Studies.

Deadline for Application

The application form must be sent by every year in May 31 (If May 31 falls on a is Saturday or Sunday, the due datey will shift to the on following Monday.)

- Applicants must submit the application form , which includes the theme and summary in English (maximum 250 words).

- The Editorial Committee will conducts the primary screening and notify iesapplicants of the result.

Deadline for Manuscripts

Fully developed manuscripts must be submitted by October 10 (If October 10 falls on Saturday or Sunday, the due date will shift to the following Monday.) Any late manuscripts will not be accepted due to the publication’s schedules.

All inquiries should be addressed to:

International Institute of American Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto 602-0898 JAPAN
E-mail : ji-amekn@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Tel: +81-75-251-4900
Fax: +81-75-251-3091

Format of Manuscripts:

(a) Articles and Research Notes
  1. in Japanese—no more than 20,000 characters including references, notes and abstracts
  2. in English—no more than 8,500 words including references and notes (double-spaced)
(b) Book Reviews, Introduction of Research Materials, etc.
  1. in Japanese—no more than 12,000 characters
  2. in English—no more than 5,000 words (double-spaced)

Citations/reference style
- Use and follow Chicago Manual of Style, Notes/Bibliography system

- Notes must be numbered
Submissions should include TWO HARD COPIES of each manuscript, along with the ABSTRACT, and an electronic format (with the author’s name on). The Mmanuscripts will not be returned regardless of the Editorial Committee’s decision.

The Editorial Committee reserves the right to change the category of the submitted manuscript, and may request changes if it is necessary in the Committee’s judgment.

All accepted manuscripts will be accessible on the Doshisha University Academic Repository
Doshisha University Academic Repository