National Central University Journal of Humanities

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National Central University Journal of Humanities

Call for Papers

1. The National Central University Journal of Humanities is a purely
academic journal sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts of National
Central University. As of July 2007 it will become a quarterly journal, with
issues appearing in January, April, July, and October.

2. The main goal of the journal is to promote "interdepartmental,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural" humanities research, and we welcome
contributions from domestic and foreign scholars on related topics in
literature, history, philosophy, art, society, or culture.

3. Every issue will have a main theme incorporating several articles and
reviews, but will also publish papers falling outside the theme; a schedule
of special topics will be published on the journal's website. Book reviews
should, in principle, cover academic books published in the previous three
years. Full papers should be around 40 pages in length (no more than
30,000 characters for Chinese submissions), and book reviews around 5
pages (no more than 5,000 characters for Chinese submissions). Chinese,
English, and French are the preferred languages for articles.

4. Submissions are reviewed in a two-stage process. Initial review is done by
the editor or other local scholars; after this, articles are given to two
external reviewers. In the event that the external reviewers disagree, the
piece will be sent to a third external reviewer. All reviewers will be
recommended by the editorial board. Please ensure that no data identifying
the author appear in the main text, abstract, or footnotes of the submitted

5. The journal will accept submissions at any time, but submissions for any
particular special issue must be received three months in advance of
publication. Manuscripts will not be returned; authors may expect to hear
about the status of their submissions within three months. The journal will
not accept submissions which have been previously published in print or
online, are currently under consideration elsewhere, or which have been
submitted as a thesis for an academic degree.

6. Submissions should include the following:
ⅰ. Title page, including author's name, title, affiliation, and contact address,
email, and phone.
ⅱ. Abstract (under 350 words) and keywords (three to six)
ⅲ. Paper with notes (compare published examples for format)
ⅳ. Works cited (compare published examples for format)

7. In the event that copyright permissions are required (e.g., for the use of
illustrations or extended citations), please first secure permissions before
submitting to the journal; the journal will not be responsible for any
copyright issues.

8. Authors of accepted articles may be responsible for additional revision
before publication.

9. Authors of accepted articles must agree to publication by this journal in
paper and electronic formats. Published articles may not be reprinted,
translated, or excerpted without express written consent of this journal.

10. After publication of an article, authors will receive three complementary
copies of the issue in which the article appears, as well as thirty offprints
of the article; no monetary compensation will be offered. Authors of book
reviews will receive three complementary copies only.

11. To submit an article, please send three copies, plus a Word file on disk or
CD, to: Editorial Committee, National Central University Journal of
Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, National Central University, No. 300,
Jhongda Road, Jhongli City, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, 32001; or submit
by email attachment to