Instruction for Authors_Asian Women


  1. 1. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to or on the submission website of Asian Women from, and all files should be in the Microsoft Word format.
  2. 2. Authors are requested to submit three files: A blinded manuscript without any author is names and affiliations in the text, a separate title page, containing title, all authors’ names, affiliations, the contact information of the corresponding author, and a brief biographical note of the authors, and authors’ checklist. The titles of the blinded manuscript and the separate title page should be identical.
  3. 3. Contributions are considered for publication only on the understanding that they have not been published previously, that they are not currently under consideration elsewhere in English, and that any previous form of publication and any current consideration in other languages are disclosed.
  4. 4. Manuscripts should be carefully proofread before submission. Manuscripts with any grammatical or typographical errors will not be accepted. Also, manuscripts that do not follow Asian Women’s submission guidelines will not be accepted. Authors should submit complete papers, without track-revision or any memos or errors.
  5. 5. Once you submit manuscripts, the Editorial Board of Asian Women will pre-review manuscripts and reject incomplete manuscripts. Also, a submitted manuscript should present a significant feminist view or analysis. Manuscripts that do not include sufficient implications on gender issues or research on women will be rejected.
  6. 6. After submission is accepted, manuscripts will be under the review process. The review process usually takes at least 5-6 months and takes longer if necessary.

General Format

  1. 1. Manuscripts should be approximately 25 pages (6000-7000 words) in its total length, including tables, figures, and references (no more than 30 pages). A manuscript should include an abstract of no more than 300 words and 4-5 key words. It should be double-spaced, Times New Roman style, and 12 point font on A4 size paper with margins 1 inch (2.54 cm) on all sides. Because the review process is anonymous, the author’s name and all materials that could identify the author to the reviewer should be removed from the manuscript and appear only on a separate title page.
  2. 2. A separate title page should include the title, all authors’ names, all authors’ institutional affiliations (degree, position, department, institution, and nationality), all authors’ e-mail addresses, the corresponding author’s complete mailing address and telephone number, and brief biographical notes for all authors that describe each author’s research interests. Any acknowledgements, disclosures, or funding information should also be included on this title page.
  3. 3. Use proper headings, such as Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, or Conclusion. Do not make a full text without headings.
  4. 4. Indent the first line of each paragraph 0.5 inch (1.27 cm).
  5. 5. Do not use endnotes. Instead, footnotes are recommended for the explanation of specific terms or related information. Do not use footnotes only for citation. Citation sources should be properly presented in the text following the APA guidelines.
  6. 6. Spelling should follow United States usage (e.g., color, not colour; center, not centre; realize, not realise; program, not programme, etc.).
  7. 7. Punctuation should follow the United States usage: double quotation marks are used in all instances except quotations within quotations, where single quotation marks are used; commas and periods at the end of a quoted section are placed inside the final set of quotation marks; in the lists of three or more items in a series, a comma should be used after each item except the final one (e.g., “The relevance, usefulness, and ethicality of this ‘hands-on’ approach has been questioned.”).


  1. 1. Citations should follow the author-date style of documentation by enclosing the author’s last name and the year of publication in parentheses (e.g., Stanley, 1990). Specific pages should follow the date when the manuscript quotes directly from the cited source (e.g., Stanley, 1990, p. 123).
  2. 2. When a source that has two authors is cited, both authors should be presented every time the source is cited (e.g., Stanley & Wise, 1993). When a source that has three authors or more than three is cited, all authors are included for the first time the source is cited (e.g., Fallon, Swiss, & Viterna, 2012); and when that source is cited again, use the first author’s surname and “et al.” (e.g., Fallon et al., 2012).
  3. 3. For two works by the same author in a single year, use a and b, distinguishing by comma (e.g., Lewis, 1990a, 1990b). For two or more works by different authors, works should be given in alphabetical order, distinguished by semicolon (e.g., Harding, 1982; Lewis, 1985; Powitt & Robertson, 1986).
  4. 4. All works cited in the text should be listed in references at the end of the text. The author’s name and the year of citation in the text should be identical with those in the reference list.


  1. 1. Full references must be given in the reference list to all works cited in the text, including citations in footnotes. References not cited in the text should be removed from the reference list.
  2. 2. List references in alphabetical order of authors’ last (family) name. Use only the initials of the authors’ first (and middle) names.
  3. 3. Indent the second and following lines 0.5 inch (1.27 cm).
  4. 4. For titles of articles or books, capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle. Only journal titles should be capitalized for every first significant word of the title.
  5. 5. Journal titles and volume numbers (except for issue numbers) should be italicized. Book titles should be italicized, too.
  6. 6. Present full page numbers of book chapters and articles from a journal.
  7. 7. When you present Internet source, present the retrieval date.
  8. 8. For additional information, see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

Examples of References

Journal Article
Chau, R. C. M., & Yu, S. W. K. (2001). Social exclusion of Chinese people in Britain. Critical Social Policy, 21(1), 103-125.
Baddeley, A. D. (1999). Essentials of human memory. Hove, England: Psychology Press.
Breneman, A. R., & Mbuh, R. N. (2006). Women in the new millennium: The global revolution. Lanham, Maryland: Hamilton Books.
Book Article or Chapter
O’Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York: Springer.
Report from Internet Source
Blau, F. D., & Kahn, L. M. (2000, June). Gender differences in pay (NBER Working Paper No. 7732). National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved July 30, 2015, from
Presentation at Meeting
Kim, M. (2008, July). Gender, motherhood and citizenship of international marriage migrants: Maternal citizenship of Filipinas in South Korea. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Boston, USA.
Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis
Newsom, V. A. (2004). Theorizing contained empowerment: A critique of activism and power in third wave feminist spaces(Doctoral dissertation, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database. (UMI No. 0496051229)