The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies (JASAS)

Submission Guideline


  1. The International Journal of South Asian Studies welcomes submission of scholarly articles from international colleagues in the field of humanities, social sciences and related disciplines on topics regarding South Asia. Authors are requested to send their manuscripts electronically both in MS-Word files and PDF files to the Editorial Board (ijsaseditor2021[ at ] <Please replace “[ at ]” with “@”>).
  2. The manuscript should be unpublished and should neither have been accepted nor is it under review for publication elsewhere.
  3. All articles will be refereed and the final decision of acceptance will be taken by the Editorial Board.
  4. Contributors are requested to follow the Style Guidelines given below.
  5. Copyright of the articles published in the Journal rests with the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies.
  6. The Japanese Association for South Asian Studies or an organization authorized by the Association holds the right to make a database of or publicize in electric forms the articles, etc., contained in the International Journal of South Asian Studies.


  1. The length of an article should not exceed 10,000 words including notes and references.
  2. The text should be typed double-spaced in 11point type, and on one side of A4 sheets for a hard copy.
  3. Another sheet showing the author’s institutional affiliation, field of research and the titles of two major publications should be attached to the text.
  4. Separate serial numbers should be put on Tables, Figures, Plates and Photographs respectively. Places of their insertion should be clearly indicated in the text. Tables, Figures, Plates and Photographs should be submitted either in EXCEL or JPEG file.
  5. All files should be saved using the name of the first author, followed by an indication of file content (Text, Tables, Figures, etc.) and the serial number assigned to them, if any.
  6. If diacritical marks are applied in the manuscript, those installed in Windows IME or Gandhari Unicode (available from the following website: should be used.
  7. Sources of references or quotations should be indicated within the text as follows: (Dumont 1966: 146).
  8. Notes should be numbered consecutively and placed at the end of the text. DO NOT use footnote function in MS-Word. Instead, they must be manually entered.
  9. Reference List in alphabetical order should be attached at the end of the text following notes.


  • Aghion, Philippe, Robin Burgess, Stephen Redding and Fabrizio Zilibotti, 2007, ‘The Unequal Effects of Liberalization’, Working Paper, London School of Economics (, accessed on 15 June 2013).
  • Jha, D.N., 1989, ‘Early Indian Feudal Formation’, Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies, no. 1, pp. 1-21.
  • Lundberg, Shelly J., Robert A. Pollak and Terrence J. Wales, 1997, ‘Do Husbands and Wives Pool Their Resources? Evidence from the United Kingdom Child Benefit’, Journal of Human Resources, vol. 32, issue 3, pp. 463-80.
  • Prabhakara, M.S., 2003, ‘Territories of Fear’, Frontline, vol. 20, issue 24 (22 November), (, accessed on 15 June 2013).
  • Sen, Amartya, 1998, ‘On Interpreting India’s Past’, in Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal (eds.), Nationalism, Democracy and Development: State and Politics in India, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 10-35.
  • Wiser, William H., 1936, The Hindu Jajmani System: A Socio-economic System Interrelating Members of a Hindu Village Community in Services, Lucknow: Lucknow Publishing House.
  • Yanagisawa, Haruka, 2001, ‘Eiinkankei to Indokogyoka no ichisokumen’ (Anglo-India Economic Relations and Indian Industrialisation in the 1930s), in Shigeru Akita and Naoto Kagotani (eds.), 1930nendai no Ajia kokusai chitsujo (International Order of Asia in the 1930s), Hiroshima: Keisui-Sha, pp. 237-59, (in Japanese).