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Author Guidelines

The editor for the African East-Asian Affairs (AEAA) invites submissions of academic articles on the topic area of/related to domestic developments in East Asian countries (China, Japan, Korea and ASEAN states) as well as the international relations of these states, preferably including (if not focussing) on their engagement with or policies towards Africa.

Submissions should be made electronically. Please email submissions to Submissions should contain the words “AEAA Submission” along with the authors name and date in the subject line, example:

AEAA Submission R Anthony 01 February 2013.docx

The manuscript should be attached as a MS Word document, or as a PDF (PDF documents will later have to be submitted in MS Word format). Authors can also hand in an abstract only in order to check with the editorial team if the topic is deemed appropriate. Authors will then subsequently be requested to submit the full article.

Along with the appropriate manuscript attachment, please also include the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation, a list of no more than five keywords and a short abstract of no more than 250 words.

Manuscripts/submissions should be between 5 000 and 6 000 words long. Citations should be in-text according to the Harvard referencing style. All submissions must include full Harvard style bibliographies.  All notes used in the text should be endnotes.

Please be advised that the Centre for Chinese Studies makes use of UK English for all publications including the AEAA.

The AEAA also reserves the right to not print submissions.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not previously been published, nor is it in the review or submission process for another journal. If this is the case the situation has clearly been stated to the Editor or Deputy Editor.
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (docx) format. If not, this has been clearly stated. (docx is strongly recommended)
  3. All references are complete with direct URL links and other criteria as specified by the Harvard Referencing system. (follow this link for Harvard guide:
  4. The text is spaced at 1.15 sp with 0 before paragraph and 6 after paragraph dimensions. All illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  6. I have read the section entitled Author Guidelines and have strictly, without change, adhered to the specifications; or, where not I have informed the Deputy Editor of divergence.
  7. I have followed the rules applicable to my submission as can be found in the CCS Style Guide and in the African East-Asian Affairs: Submission guidelines document. The CCS Style Guide can be downloaded [here], and the Submission guidelines document can be downloaded [here].
  8. I agree to minor editorial changes to be made without prior permission required from the author and that the paper may be published with these minor changes. 


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Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

    1. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
    2. Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
    3. Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).

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