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 using the template to the Editorial Board (ijsaseditor2021[ at ] <Please replace “[ at ]” with “@”>).
  2. The template is available from here.
  3. The manuscript should be unpublished and should neither have been accepted nor is it under review for publication elsewhere.
  4. All articles will be refereed and the final decision of acceptance will be taken by the Editorial Board.
  5. Contributors are requested to follow the Style Guidelines given below.
  6. Copyright of the articles published in the Journal rests with the Japanese Association for South Asian Studies.
  7. 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. Sources of references or quotations should be indicated within the text as follows: (Dumont 1966: 146).
  3. 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).